New Campaign to Pressure Silicon Valley on 'Tech Addiction' and Kids

Children's advocates and tech-industry insiders are teaming up to press for more "humane" design and business practices.

As Cell Phones Proliferate in K-12, Schools Search for Smart Policies

Many advocates say that modeling appropriate behavior with the devices is the way to go, and that a "ban is not a plan."

Facebook's New Messaging App for Young Children Raises Concerns

"Messenger Kids" will let children video chat with parent-approved contacts, but the app is raising concerns about data-privacy and social-media use by young children.

For Young People, News Is Mobile, Social, and Hard to Trust, Studies Find

"Fake news" is one of many reasons why tweens, teens, and young adults mistrust news organizations, according to studies from Common Sense Media and Data […]

Despite Frequent Screen Time, Parents See Selves as Good Examples

Common Sense Media released a new study which measured the limits parents put on their children's media use, and how much time they spend with […]

Encryption Sorely Lacking in Ed-Tech Products, Survey Finds

Many vendors lack even minimal data-security protections, leaving school and student data vulnerable, according to Common Sense Education.

Amid Internet Addiction Fears, 'Balanced' Tech Diet for Teens Recommended

Almost 60 percent of parents feel their teens are addicted to their mobile devices, according to a new survey from Common Sense Media.

New Toolkit to Help Schools, Vendors Test Ed Tech for Privacy, Security

Common Sense Media has released an "information security primer" to help schools and ed-tech vendors test the privacy and security of new products.

E-rate Application Toolkit Launched for States and Schools

New guidance aims to helps schools access federal funds for Wi-Fi and state funds for special construction projects.

C is for Citizenship (digital of course!)

Approaching student digital citizenship from many levels Our students live in technology-rich worlds, regardless of how much technology they are using in school on a […]

'Homework Gap' for Hispanics Targeted in New Broadband-Awareness Initiative

A new partnership between Univision and Common Sense Media aims to help Hispanic households access broadband service and information on safe Internet usage.

Common Sense Media Evaluating Privacy Policies of Ed-Tech Products

Common Sense Media is working with over 20 districts to establish a rating system for the privacy policies and security of ed-tech products.

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