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Wednesday, November 8, 2023

New Poll Reveals Washingtonians Want Stronger Online Protections for Kids and Teens

Concern about online exposure to harmful content, privacy violations, addiction, and illegal activities puts pressure on the state's lawmakers to pass legislation this year to protect kids and teens online.

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Teens Are Bombarded with Hundreds of Notifications a Day on Their Smartphones, New Report Reveals

A new report from Common Sense Media that analyzed data from young people's phones and gathered insights from conversations with teens themselves shows how smartphones impact their school days, sleep routines, and stress levels.

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Common Sense Media Creates One-Stop Resource to Help Protect Kids' Privacy

The organization's industry-leading privacy ratings for apps and platforms are now integrated into reviews, helping families and educators make the best media and tech decisions for kids.

Friday, September 15, 2023

Common Sense Media Announces Framework for First-of-Its-Kind AI Ratings System

OpenAI and Khan Academy are among the first artificial intelligence companies to participate in a new ratings system to help families and policymakers make informed decisions about AI products.

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Craig Newmark Philanthropies and Common Sense Media Join Forces to Advance Awareness and Advocacy for AI, Cybersecurity, and Tech Safety

Major grant from Craig Newmark Philanthropies will support initiatives to protect children and families online, including Common Sense’s AI ratings and reviews system, cybersecurity education, and data privacy and platform accountability policy advocacy.

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Common Sense Education Releases New Digital Well-Being Lessons in Response to the Youth Mental Health Crisis

Developed with evidence-based practices, the first-of-their-kind lessons will help students reduce anxious thoughts and build agency while navigating the online world.

Monday, July 17, 2023

Common Sense Media Announces New Ratings and Reviews System for AI Products

In response to high demand from parents and educators, Common Sense Media will build a new AI ratings and reviews system to help families and policymakers make informed decisions about artificial intelligence tools and programs.

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Most Apps and Online Platforms Used by Kids Are Likely Sharing and Selling Their Data, According to a New Report from Common Sense Media

An analysis of the privacy policies of over 200 popular apps and online platforms found that nearly three-quarters are monetizing kids' and families' personal information in some way.

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.

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