Making Kids Our Nation's Top Priority

Marketing to Kids

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
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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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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Poll: "Privacy Matters" for Parents and Teens on Social Media
Feeling overwhelmed by the news about Cambridge Analytica, Alexa mishaps, and Facebook "bugs"? Common Sense and SurveyMonkey recently polled parents and teens to learn more about how families view... 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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Jim Steyer
CEO and Founder | Dad of four
Kids Are Watching the Debates, but the Debates Are Ignoring Kids
Over the last two weeks, we've seen two debates (one each with the presidential and vice presidential candidates) that have failed to address issues vital to kids. Even worse, as our kids watch these... read more
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What We Can Learn from Companies' COPPA Settlements
Few of us understand exactly all the ways advertisers and other third parties track us on the web, collecting lots of information that can be used to profile and target us with specific products and... read more
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Congress Advances Bill That Would Weaken Consumer Protections for You and Your Kids
While many feel like Congress can't get anything done lately, it did find time before going on summer recess to support a bill that would hurt consumers. On July 14, the House Energy and Commerce... read more
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