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Oct 01, 2019, 07:00 ET New Study Reveals More Teens in Mexico Feel "Addicted" to Their Mobile Devices Than Teens in Other Countries Surveyed

Mobile devices are altering family life in Mexico, according to a first-of-its-kind study conducted by the USC Annenberg School for Communication and ...


Sep 03, 2019, 10:24 ET Common Sense Launches National Campaign to Protect Kids from Big Tobacco's E-cigarettes

With Juul and other Big Tobacco companies using the same playbook as Big Tech to manipulate teens and addict a new generation to nicotine and vaping, ...


Aug 13, 2019, 07:00 ET New Survey Reveals Teens Get Their News from Social Media and YouTube

Teens today are not only getting the majority of their news online, but they are turning away from traditional media organizations to find out about...


May 30, 2019, 14:31 ET Tech Leaders Urged to Design Products with Privacy and Digital Well-Being in Mind

Common Sense convened top technologists, researchers, educators, and public health experts yesterday at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, ...


May 29, 2019, 07:00 ET The New Bedtime Companion: Devices

The New Normal: Parents, Teens, Screens, and Sleep in the United States, the latest research from Common Sense, found that a staggering 68% of teens...


May 23, 2019, 13:00 ET Tech, Health and Education Experts to Examine the Future of Kids, Tech, and Media at Digital Wellbeing Conference

WHAT: Common Sense, the leading advocacy organization for kids in the digital age, in partnership with Stanford d.school, the Computer History Museum ...


May 13, 2019, 15:35 ET Common Sense to Convene Industry, Health and Education Experts to Examine the Future of Kids, Tech, and Media at Conference in Silicon Valley

WHAT: Common Sense, the leading advocacy organization for kids in the digital age, in partnership with Stanford d.school, the Computer History Museum ...


Apr 23, 2019, 08:01 ET Common Sense Partners with Sesame Workshop for #DeviceFreeDinner

WHAT: Common Sense, the leading advocacy organization for kids in the digital age, has teamed up with Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational...


Apr 18, 2019, 01:00 ET New Research by Common Sense Is Call to Action for Better Choices About Tools and Teaching

As devices have flooded classrooms and schools have bought expensive education technology tools, teachers report that many of these resources go...


Apr 04, 2019, 00:01 ET Senator Ed Markey to Announce Legislation on Children's Media at Common Sense Truth About Tech Conference

With outdated regulations failing to protect children in a fast-changing media landscape, Common Sense, the leading advocacy organization for kids in ...


Mar 28, 2019, 09:01 ET Common Sense/SurveyMonkey Poll Reveals Privacy Is a Top Concern for Families Who Use Smart Speakers and Voice-Activated Assistants

Almost half of American families surveyed have a new roommate, and parents who have invited her in now worry she's listening -- and taking notes....


Jan 15, 2019, 11:00 ET Common Sense Launches Curriculum to Combat Sexting, Tech Addiction, Cyberbullying, and other Serious Concerns Facing Middle Schoolers

By the time they're teenagers in America, 95 percent of children will have their own mobile device and will, on average, spend almost nine hours a...


Dec 06, 2018, 00:01 ET Fortnite Frenzy: Common Sense Media/SurveyMonkey Poll of Parents and Teens Reveals Concerns and Attitudes About the Video Game Everyone Seems to Be Playing

If you're a parent of one of the millions of players of the enormously popular multiplayer third-person-shooter video game Fortnite: Battle Royale,...


Nov 15, 2018, 11:59 ET Common Sense to Honor Black Panther, Sal Khan, and March for Our Lives at 15th-Anniversary Gala

Common Sense, the nation's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology, today announced the...


Nov 12, 2018, 09:00 ET Oakland Raiders' Marshawn Lynch and San Francisco 49ers Legends Team Up with Common Sense for #DeviceFreeDinner

Common Sense, the nation's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology, today announced that...


Oct 15, 2018, 09:01 ET Common Sense Celebrates Digital Citizenship Week October 15-19, 2018

This week, Common Sense, the creator of the most widely used K–12 digital citizenship curriculum in the world, will lead teachers, school districts,...


Sep 10, 2018, 00:01 ET Common Sense Research Reveals Everything You Need to Know About Teens' Use of Social Media in 2018

Common Sense, the nation's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology, today published a new...


Aug 15, 2018, 09:00 ET Just in Time for Back to School, Common Sense Adds New Lessons for a New World to Its Award-Winning Digital Citizenship Curriculum

Millions of students are heading back to school this week, backpacks heavy with laptops, mobile devices grasped tightly in hand (or hidden in...


Jun 28, 2018, 06:01 ET California Becomes First State to Strengthen Consumer Data Privacy Protections

The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 was signed into law today, guaranteeing new data privacy rights for the state's 40 million consumers,...


Apr 04, 2018, 12:01 ET Common Sense Report Highlights Potential Impact of Virtual Reality on Children's Development

Common Sense, the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology, released a new report today on...


Feb 28, 2018, 11:15 ET California's 1st 'Smart' Community Association Launches In Irvine, CA

Westpark Maintenance District in Irvine is the Pilot community for an innovative "Smart" product called COMMON SENSE™, designed specifically for HOA...


Feb 05, 2018, 06:00 ET Common Sense Partners with the Center for Humane Technology for the "Truth About Tech" Campaign in Response to Escalating Concerns About Digital Addiction

Common Sense, the leading advocacy organization for kids in the digital age, and the Center for Humane Technology, an organization of tech insiders...


Oct 19, 2017, 00:01 ET New Research by Common Sense Finds Major Spike in Mobile Media Use and Device Ownership by Children Age 0 to 8

Common Sense today announced the release of The Common Sense Census: Media Use by Kids Age Zero to Eight, the third installment in an ongoing series...


Jun 20, 2017, 00:01 ET Common Sense Releases Study Showing Parents Concerned, Dissatisfied with Current Media Depictions of Gender

Today, Common Sense released Watching Gender: How Stereotypes in Movies and on TV Impact Kids' Development, a report that reflects conversations with ...


May 03, 2017, 14:24 ET Common Sense to Honor Role Models and Leaders Who Are Building Bright Futures for Kids

Common Sense, the nation's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a powerful voice for kids and families in the 21st century, today...