Making Kids Our Nation's Top Priority

Online Privacy and Safety

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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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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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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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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Ariel Fox Johnson
Senior Counsel, Policy & Privacy
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA): True or False?
Chances are, if you’re a parent with kids online, you’ve heard of COPPA, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. But you may not know exactly how it works to protect you and your kids. Can you... read more
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