Making Kids Our Nation's Top Priority

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Teen Girls Share How They Really Feel About Social Media

March 30, 2023

New research on teen girls' experiences on TikTok, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, and YouTube highlights how platforms can better protect their mental health.

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Why Aren't We Seeing More Diverse Content and Positive Representations in Gaming for Kids?

March 1, 2023

As the gaming industry grows, kids and teens need more quality games with authentic characters and stories.

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Families Shouldn't Look to Oscar Nominations for Their Next Movie Night

February 16, 2023

Streaming services lead the way when it comes to age-appropriate films for kids.

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Why Closing the Digital Divide Is a Team Effort

February 8, 2023

What we learned from our pilot campaign in Arizona to help families enroll in the Affordable Connectivity Program.

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Closing the Digital Divide, One Laptop at a Time

January 23, 2023

Congress passed the COVS Act in December, giving government laptops and devices a new life to help students, veterans, and their families.

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Common Sense Cinches a Late-Game Victory for Kids by Passing CAMRA in Congress

January 17, 2023

With the passage of one of Common Sense's long-time priorities, we are now closer to getting much-needed research on how technology impacts kids' and teens' development and health.

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Kids and Media: Four Trends to Watch in 2023

January 12, 2023

Our 2022 research highlights where government and industry can do more to support and protect our kids.

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Teens Are Watching Pornography, and It's Time to Talk About It

January 10, 2023

New research confirms that most teens surveyed have seen online pornography, but conversations with trusted adults can point them toward healthy ways to explore their sexuality.

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What We Loved About Kids' Media in 2022

December 19, 2022

Our Best of 2022 lists highlight growth in diversity, race and representation, and mental health awareness.

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What Squid Game's Emmy Says About the Desire for Diversity

December 14, 2022

International streaming brings more global entertainment options to families and offers more diverse representation to kids and teens.