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Nov 17, 2020, 00:01 ET As Online Videos Dominate Young Kids' Screen Time, YouTube Exposes Them to Age-Inappropriate Content

Even before the coronavirus pandemic sent parents, educators, and kids entirely online for work, school, and socializing, the amount of time young...


Nov 10, 2020, 22:09 ET The Common Sense Tech Agenda: Healthy and Equitable Tech for America's Kids, Families and Democracy

Common Sense, the nation's leading nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families in the digital age, has long championed stronger...


Oct 08, 2020, 07:00 ET Common Sense Launches 'Which Side of History?' Campaign to Challenge Leaders to Reverse the Harm Tech Is Having on Democracy and Our Lives

Today Common Sense, the nation's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families in the digital world, launched...


Sep 16, 2020, 06:00 ET New Survey: Majority of Teens Say Online Learning Is Worse Than In-Person, but Only 19% Think School Should Return to Full In-Person Instruction

A new poll released by Common Sense/SurveyMonkey shows that teens are taking the coronavirus more seriously than some may think. Despite 59% of teens ...


Sep 09, 2020, 07:00 ET New Survey Reveals Americans Are Deeply Skeptical That Their Votes Will Be Counted Fairly and Young Adults Are Least Likely to Know How to Participate in the Election Process

Key findings from a new Common Sense/SurveyMonkey poll that looks at civic engagement by age in America raises questions about whether young adults'...


Jul 29, 2020, 09:00 ET New Report from Common Sense Tackles the Adolescent Mental Health Crisis and Its Associations with Digital Technology Use

Over the past few years, there has been an alarming rise in depression, anxiety, and suicide risk among tweens and teens, and many parents,...


Jun 29, 2020, 05:00 ET K-12 Student Digital Divide Much Larger Than Previously Estimated and Affects Teachers, Too, New Analysis Shows

With the prospect of another distance learning school year on the horizon due to the coronavirus pandemic, a new analysis released today finds that a ...


Jun 10, 2020, 09:00 ET Common Sense Expands Wide Open School to Support America's Families During the Covid-19 Pandemic

As the school year comes to a close and the Covid-19 pandemic has forced American families to rethink summer traditions such as camps, family...


May 06, 2020, 06:01 ET Common Sense Launches Parent Trapped Podcast to Give Advice and (Comic) Relief to Families Whose Lives Have Been Turned Upside Down in the Age of the Coronavirus

Let's face it: Raising kids in quarantine is a challenge none of us saw coming. We need help. Common Sense, the nonprofit already trusted by millions ...


Apr 08, 2020, 09:30 ET New Survey Reveals Teens' Anxieties, How They're Staying Connected, and Their Struggles with Distance Learning Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

The spread of the coronavirus has upended life for American teenagers, with 95% reporting the cancellation of in-person classes at their schools....


Mar 31, 2020, 09:45 ET Common Sense Launches Wide Open School to Help Families and Educators Transition to Students Learning from Home

Common Sense, the leading nonprofit organization whose mission is to help kids, families, and educators thrive in a world of media and technology,...


Mar 17, 2020, 13:52 ET Common Sense Launches Online COVID-19 Resource Hub for Families and Educators

As people are confined to their homes due to the coronavirus pandemic, Common Sense has launched two new webpages compiling extensive resources for...


Jan 06, 2020, 12:00 ET Common Sense Announces Free Privacy Resources to Help Families Take Control of Their Data Under New California Consumer Privacy Act

With the new year comes unprecedented rights for consumers under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) to control and protect the massive...


Nov 04, 2019, 00:01 ET New Poll Shows Vaping Is Part of Everyday Teen Life

A new poll by Common Sense and SurveyMonkey found that nearly eight in 10 teens (78%) say vaping is popular among their peers and is a part of their...


Oct 29, 2019, 00:01 ET The Common Sense Census: Media Use by Tweens and Teens: New Research Finds YouTube Videos Beat Out TV and Video Games as Entertainment of Choice for Tweens and Teens

As YouTube personalities, online influencers, and gaming celebrities have captured young peoples' attention, watching videos online has rocketed in...


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 ...