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Online Privacy and Safety

States Lead on Protecting Privacy
A year after Common Sense parents rallied for a landmark California law protecting the privacy of both adults and kids, other states around the country are now working to ensure their citizens have... read more
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Quiz: Do You Know Kids' Privacy?
Kids' digital privacy is a hot topic these days, but did you know that kids have had special privacy protections online for 20 years? As families around the United States began to come online in the... read more
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Making Digital Well-Being a Habit
Digital well-being is about making sure that we have control, understanding, and trust when it comes to the role tech plays in our lives. It's about asking ourselves, as parents, as educators, as... 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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California Families Speak Up for Privacy
One week ago, we asked for your help. Now, the historic passage of the California Consumer Privacy Act means consumers in the state will begin to take control of their personal online data. Thanks to... 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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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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