Making Kids Our Nation's Top Priority

Internet of Things

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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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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New Research Raises Privacy Concerns for Young Kids' and Families' Media Use
Common Sense’s new Zero to Eight research report offers a wealth of insight for parents and policymakers who are faced with an ever-evolving media landscape. How much time are kids spending in front... read more
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How safe are the devices in your kid’s school and home?
You have a list of your child's teachers and classes. You've figured out the bus schedule or carpool arrangement. You've even glanced at the lunch schedule. But how about this one: Do you know what... read more
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Ariel Fox Johnson
Senior Counsel, Policy & Privacy
The Dangers of Talking Teddy Bears and Toasters
A stranger watching your baby sleep, or carrying on conversations with your child through a smart toy, or listening in on your conversations with your child. As we learn on a seemingly daily basis,... read more
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Three Ways Kids Action Is Fighting for You and Your Kids in Washington, D.C.
We've been busy so far this year fighting to make kids America’s top priority. Here are three things in particular we've been working on: Bringing the internet to low-income kids, at home: No longer... read more
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The Internet of Toys
Connected devices are aimed at younger and younger audiences, with booties that monitor a baby's breathing and Fitbit-like smartwatches that track the physical fitness and geolocation of toddlers.... read more
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Congress heading in wrong direction on protecting data security of American families, including kids
Another day, another data breach. Just before Thanksgiving, millions of children's photos, audio recordings, and private conversations with parents were exposed when popular toy manufacturer VTech... read more
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