Making Kids Our Nation's Top Priority

Kids' TV Has Rules. It's the Internet's Turn.
Much of the modern digital environment is designed by adults, for adults, to market and sell things. Despite the fact that children are avid users of browsers, games, social media, or easily... read more

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States Lead on Protecting Privacy
A year after Common Sense parents rallied for a landmark California law protecting the privacy of both adults and kids, other states around the country are now working to ensure their citizens have... read more
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Quiz: Do You Know Kids' Privacy?
Kids' digital privacy is a hot topic these days, but did you know that kids have had special privacy protections online for 20 years? As families around the United States began to come online in the... read more
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Making Digital Well-Being a Habit
Digital well-being is about making sure that we have control, understanding, and trust when it comes to the role tech plays in our lives. It's about asking ourselves, as parents, as educators, as... read more
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What California's New Media and Tech Laws Mean for Your Kids
You care about your kids and how the internet affects their lives. This year, Common Sense Kids Action worked to get several laws passed in California that will help improve kids' and families'... read more
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Michael Robb
Senior Director of Research | Dad of two
Why We Need More (and Better!) Research on Kids and Tech
News about gaming disorders, depression linked to social media use, and the right amount of screen time can leave parents with more questions than answers when it comes to navigating what's best in... read more
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Helping California's Students Navigate Their Digital Lives
California is in a pivotal moment for teachers, parents, and students to help set a global standard for teaching and learning. Two key bills to promote digital citizenship and media literacy in... read more
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Menudo, Mary Lou Retton, and "Schoolhouse Rock": Making the Case for a New Children's Television Act
Federal Communications Commissioner Michael O'Rielly is a fan of Schoolhouse Rock. His recent proposal to drastically curtail the Children's Television Act of 1990 relies on the premise that overly... read more
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California Families Speak Up for Privacy
One week ago, we asked for your help. Now, the historic passage of the California Consumer Privacy Act means consumers in the state will begin to take control of their personal online data. Thanks to... read more
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