Kids' Digital Well-Being Is Common Sense
Nearly every child under 8 in America (98 percent) has access to a mobile device at home, and youth represent one in three internet users worldwide.
While technology can be a catalytic force for good, increasingly it's designed not to maximize good but to keep us hooked, with increasing human costs. Our kids' feeds are flooded with bots, fake news, hate speech, and apps that are designed to grab their digital identities and keep them clicking.
That's why Common Sense is teaming up with the Center for Humane Technology, a new organization of former tech industry insiders, to advocate for technology that works in our best interests and to empower educators and families everywhere to support kids' digital well-being.
Together, we can advance research and resources to keep parents informed, put policies in place to enforce more responsible tech design and protect young people's digital privacy, and discover and share actionable solutions.
Send a message to your elected officials today to ask that they stand up for kids and families’ digital well-being.