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Thursday, March 30, 2023

New Report Reveals What Teen Girls Think About TikTok, Instagram, and the Impact That Social Media Has on Their Lives

A new report by Common Sense Media shows that nearly half (45%) of girls who use TikTok say they feel "addicted" to the platform or use it more than intended at least weekly.

Friday, February 17, 2023

Child Advocacy Organizations Pledge Support for New California Bill That Would Hold Social Media Platforms Liable for Online Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Trafficking of Children

The new bill would address the soaring rates of child sexual exploitation and child sex trafficking online and force social media platforms to pay damages and civil penalties for each unlawful act

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Child Advocacy Organizations Pledge Support for Landmark California Bill That Would Protect Kids from Most Common and Dangerous Online Harms

A first-in-the-nation California bill would permit families to hold social media companies liable for causing children to die from fentanyl overdoses, choking challenges, and suicide, to develop eating disorders, and to become addicted to social media

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

New Report Reveals Truths About How Teens Engage with Pornography

National survey by Common Sense Media provides new insights into how teens interact with online pornography, from how old teens were when they first encountered pornography to how it impacts their views on sex and sexual relationships.

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Making the Internet Faster and More Affordable Will Improve Essential Services for Everyone, New Report Says

The analysis by Common Sense Media and Boston Consulting Group looks at how closing the digital divide would advance innovation and improve quality of essential services through key institutions

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

New Report from Common Sense Media Evaluates the Privacy Policies of the Most Popular Virtual Reality Headsets on the Market

The analysis reveals the top seven VR devices fail to meet the minimum privacy and security requirements recommended to keep kids safe.

Monday, October 17, 2022

Common Sense Education Celebrates a Decade of Leadership in Digital Citizenship, a Global Effort to Prepare Students for Success in the Online World

Digital Citizenship Week, which runs October 17–21, marks the 10-year anniversary since Common Sense Education created the weeklong recognition to help educators address the critical issues children face in a fast-changing world of media and technology.

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Common Sense Media Launches Spanish-Language Ratings and Reviews to Help Latino Families Find High-Quality, Age-Appropriate Content for Kids

Launching at the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, the new offering will help Spanish-speaking households find great movie and TV show picks the entire family can enjoy.

Monday, August 15, 2022

Common Sense Media Launches Campaign in Arizona to Help Families Apply for Free Internet

Bilingual advertising and outreach initiative will encourage eligible households to apply for the new Affordable Connectivity Program in an effort to close the digital divide and cut rising costs

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Common Sense Education Releases New Resources To Make Back-to-School a Little Easier for Educators

New easy-to-use tools and engaging content will help students think critically about the tech and media they use for learning and entertainment.

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Common Sense Media Expands Selections Seal of Excellence to Kids- and Family-Centered Podcasts

Recipients of the distinguished seal represent the very best in podcasts, covering diverse representations, educational value, positive messages, and more.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

YouTube Videos Consumed by Kids and Teens Are Often Devoid of Diversity or Perpetuate Racial, Ethnic, and Gender stereotypes

A new report by Common Sense Media takes a unique look at YouTube content through the lens of kids' ethnic-racial development.

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Common Sense Media Launches First-of-Its-Kind Comprehensive Podcast Ratings and Reviews Destination for Kids and Families

The new offering has been created with child development in mind and will use the organization's award-winning, research-backed rubric that families know and trust.

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Two Years Into the Pandemic, Media Use Has Increased 17% Among Tweens and Teens

A new research report by Common Sense Media sheds light on what's driving the growth of media use by tweens and teens, and the media activities they enjoy most.

Monday, February 7, 2022

Common Sense Celebrates Safer Internet Day One Year After Bringing Award-Winning Curriculum to the UK

Common Sense Education's Digital Citizenship Curriculum is used by nearly 20,000 educators across the United Kingdom to help children make smart choices online.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

New Report from Common Sense Media Assesses Privacy Policies of Hundreds of Education and Consumer Tech Apps and Services

Analysis of privacy practices over the last five years reveals increasing transparency but troubling growth of tech companies selling data.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Parents Seek More Diversity in Movies & Television for Kids, But the Entertainment Industry Continues to Fall Short

New Report & Parent Poll by Common Sense Media Reveals Gap Between Consumer Demand and Hollywood Reality

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Arizona Organizations Call On Senators Sinema and Kelly To Extend the Emergency Connectivity Fund

If not extended, funding for the program will be exhausted this month, stalling progress for the estimated 15 million students in the K-12 digital divide.

Thursday, September 30, 2021

The Common Sense Census Presents: Remote Learning and Digital Equity During the Pandemic, 2021

New Common Sense research shows that children of color have been far more likely to experience disruptions in learning due to lack of digital access during the pandemic than White kids.

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