Making Kids Our Nation's Top Priority

The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program
Amina Fazlullah
Director, Equity Policy | Mom of one
Sixteen million students were left offline at the start of the pandemic, but we're closer to connecting them than ever before. Families who need help paying for the internet at home now can get help... read more

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Will Congress and Tech Leaders Step Up to Help Keep Kids Safe Online?
In the wake of a tumultuous election and a yearlong pandemic, congressional leaders are examining with renewed focus the role technology plays in our society. This week, leaders from Facebook, Google... read more
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Jim Steyer
CEO and Founder | Dad of four
Congress Has a Historic Opportunity to Lift Children out of Poverty
Before the pandemic, nearly 11 million children lived in poverty in America — about one in seven children, making children the poorest age group in our country. And, of course, during the pandemic,... read more
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New Research Shows Kids' Mental Health Tied to Online Experiences
March 2021 marks one year since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Over the course of the last 12 months, supporting students in the transition to remote learning has been a major concern for... read more
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Digital "Censorship" Bills Pose Risks to Kids
Lawmakers in states across the country are racing to introduce bills that would limit Big Tech's ability to remove content that they deem problematic, offensive, or harmful from their sites. However... read more
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Huge Win to Connect Kids and Teachers at Home
When the pandemic forced 55 million schoolkids to learn from home, Common Sense went into action. We had known for years that millions of kids lacked adequate internet connections and computers at... read more
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VR IRL
Virtual reality (VR) brings the outside world in, and replaces real-life experiences with immersive, digital environments. VR technology is not new, but historically it has been expensive and... read more
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What Lawmakers Need to Know About Protecting Privacy
In the absence of a strong national privacy law, state houses across the United States have seen a flurry of bills that aim to provide new online and offline privacy rights to residents, better data... read more
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What Is the Age Appropriate Design Code?
The United Kingdom's Information Commissioner's Office's Age Appropriate Design Code, which went into effect on September 2, 2020, is the latest piece of global regulation designed to put kids'... read more
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