Making Kids Our Nation's Top Priority

Learning with Technology

The Digital Equity Act Invests in Digital Navigators to Help Close the Digital Divide
Many kids learn and socialize online, but the past year's pandemic has demonstrated just how important digital literacy and online connectivity are for families. While progress has been made in... read more
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The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program
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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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 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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10 Steps to a Better YouTube
Kids under age 8 spend nearly 40 minutes a day watching TV and video on sites like YouTube. Our recent research revealed that 95% of early childhood videos contain advertising, and 30% feature some... read more
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Safer Connected Toys for Oregon and Illinois Families
Just months after Common Sense parents helped California pass a groundbreaking bill to make connected toys safer, lawmakers in Oregon and Illinois are moving to enact similar protections in their... 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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