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Who Is the "You" in YouTube?: Missed Opportunities in Race and Representation in Children's YouTube Videos

June 14, 2022

YouTube’s popularity creates a unique opportunity for user-generated content to tell different, diverse, representative stories. Unfortunately, kids are watching content on YouTube that presents biased, stereotypical representations of race and ethnicity.

The Common Sense Census: Media Use by Tweens and Teens, 2021

March 9, 2022

Media use for tweens and teens has grown faster since the start of the pandemic than it has over the previous four years. Our new report uncovers the content behind all this media use, and the media activities they enjoy most.

The Role of Media During the Pandemic: Connection, Creativity, and Learning for Tweens and Teens

December 10, 2021

As the pandemic wears on, tweens and teens have relied on media to help them boost their moods, connect with friends, and learn new things. But they're also ready to return to a more "normal" media balance.

State of Kids' Privacy Report 2021

November 16, 2021

The Common Sense 2021 State of Kids' Privacy Report provides a comprehensive look at the privacy practices of hundreds of technology-related applications and services intended for kids and students.

The Inclusion Imperative

October 19, 2021

The Inclusion Imperative: Why Media Representation Matters for Kids' Ethnic-Racial Development reinforces how media representation is important to how kids build their understanding of both their own ethnic-racial group, and that of others.

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