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Six ways to strengthen digital citizenship this summer

by Colin Wood • 1 year ago

Commentary: Here are a few things parents should watch out for and educate their children about as students gain more free time over the holiday.

Congress wants to know how social media affects childhood development

by Ryan Johnston • 2 years ago

A new piece of legislation would authorize a 5 million, five-year study conducted by the NIH to study technology's impact on adolescents.

Apple's new time management tools on iOS 12 are a win for kids, advocates say

by Patience Wait • 2 years ago

Apple joins Google in providing accessible parental controls to manage kids' screen time, a move applauded by Common Sense Media.

Edtech software providers fall short on privacy practices and guidelines, report says

by Corinne Lestch • 2 years ago

Nearly 90 percent of the most popular edtech services fail to meet the minimum criteria for transparency and privacy, Common Sense finds.

VR may offer benefits for children, but most parents don't want to bother with it

by Patience Wait • 2 years ago

Common Sense Media found that benefits of virtual reality in education include increased empathy, while risks include side effects on health.

Common Sense calls on Facebook to address student privacy questions

by Mark Satter • 2 years ago

The nonprofit released five questions related to children's and teens' privacy protections for Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg to answer during his testimony before Congress.

Education community welcomes investors' concerns about tech addiction

by Patience Wait • 3 years ago

Apple asked to study measures to address problem of tech addiction among children.

Reducing online security and privacy risk in your school

by EdScoop Staff • 3 years ago

Common Sense Media’s Bill Fitzgerald offers simple solutions for managing school privacy and security.

FCC weighs 'Lifeline' for low-income kids without Internet

by Corinne Lestch • 5 years ago

The Federal Communications Commission will vote whether to adopt new principles that could pave the way for broadband access in millions of low-income homes.