Making Kids Our Nation's Top Priority

Why We Need More (and Better!) Research on Kids and Tech
Michael Robb
Director of Research | Dad of two
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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Congress Acts to Better Protect Kids' Privacy
By now, you've probably heard that, unlike Europe, the U.S. has no general privacy laws outside specific areas like health, education, or finance, which is largely true. But the U.S. does broadly... read more
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Privacy policy updates flooding your inbox? Here’s why.
Have you noticed an uptick in emails from all your apps? Facebook, Google, Twitter, Airbnb, Kickstarter -- the list goes on -- sending you recent updates to privacy policies and terms of service?... read more
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Maryland Focuses on Kids' Digital Health
Kids' digital well-being is about balance -- balancing the opportunities that technology offers for learning and discovery with the potential for overuse, distraction, and threats to online safety.... read more
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Take Action for Kids' Digital Well-Being
Kids, families, and educators come to Common Sense for guidance on what to watch, play, read, and learn; how to become good digital citizens; and how to navigate technology and its role in our lives... read more
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From Hawaii to Maryland, States Are Improving Tech for Kids
Across the country, parents, educators, and legislators are teaming up to tackle the issues that we face in trying to ensure that our time online is healthy, safe, and productive. That is a tall... read more
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Move Fast and Fix Facebook for Kids
Update: June 11, 2018 In response to the recent Facebook data breach, Common Sense Kids Action filed a follow-up letter with the FTC asking that, as the FTC investigates the Cambridge Analytica data... read more
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I Took the #MobileOnly Challenge. It Was a Disaster.
One in 10 American adults, and 21 percent of lower-income Americans, are "smartphone dependent," meaning they rely solely on a phone for broadband access. Moreover, one out of four lower-income... read more
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Ariel Fox Johnson
Senior Counsel, Policy & Privacy
How to Make the Internet Safer for Kids
As parents, we spend a lot of time trying to keep our kids safe. Increasingly (and for kids as young as infants), keeping them safe includes being smart about technology and the internet. The... read more
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