Stronger Protections for Kids’ Digital Lives
Today's kids are constantly under watch by advertising and media companies looking for an edge. From the time they're born, their personal information, activities, hobbies, and networks are exposed -- and for sale -- in ways that set them up to be exploited or excluded.
Families in Europe have a number of new online privacy rights, so why don't families here in the United States? Eighty-four percent of Americans are worried about privacy, and the Facebook data breach that affected more than 87 million Americans represents the tip of the iceberg.
Parents and teens are concerned by what they've heard about Cambridge Analytica and other tech controversies, and 82 percent of parents report that they worry about their data being used to target advertising. As many families are adjusting their behavior online, the leaders we elected to protect us need to pull their weight.
Now is the time to put in place strong, modern, pro-kid privacy protections. Common Sense has long fought for stronger student and children's privacy laws, and now is our chance to win stronger privacy rights for every member of the family.