Learn measured, sensible, and responsible ways to approach social media use in schools.
Whether your school or district has officially adopted social media or not, conversations are happening in and around your school on everything from Facebook to Snapchat. Schools must reckon with this ... Read more
Common Sense is empowering educators to take on privacy in 2018.
I love edtech. I love finding awesome tools that engage students and get them thinking critically and collaborating. I love learning from colleagues how to use a tool in new, creative ways. And I love ... Read more
Help kids practice smart internet habits and stay safe online.
With kids getting smartphones and other devices at younger and younger ages, it's more important than ever to teach them how to use the internet safely. Whether kids are using social media, ... Read more
They'll see adult content. Here's how to explain it to them.
The internet means information, fast. One downside: It's pretty easy for kids to come across adult content. It often happens too quickly to prevent, so it's important to be prepared to handle such ... Read more
Get some fun ideas for channeling kids' excitement into meaningful learning experiences.
As you've no doubt noticed, Pokémon GO has taken the world by storm since its release on July 5, 2016. It's getting people outside to actively explore their surroundings and giving millions their ... Read more
What does this new privacy law say, and how does it affect your work in the classroom?
Author's Note: This piece was co-authored with Ariel Fox Johnson, Policy Counsel with Common Sense Kid's Action.
The Student Online Personal Information Protection Act (SOPIPA), which goes into effect ... Read more
Landmark legislation sparks a national conversation on the importance of protecting our children's data.
Student-data-privacy laws take will take effect across the country in 2016, allowing for the most comprehensive industry-targeted student-data-privacy legislation in the country. An estimated 7.2 million ... Read more
In Washington, DC, on Monday, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan headlined a summit hosted by Common Sense Media and The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands on protecting student data in schools that ... Read more
You've likely heard about the latest development in the ever-changing world of online privacy: Facebook has changed its privacy restrictions for teens to allow them to post publicly.
Users ages ... Read more
A criminal act is videotaped and disseminated via social media. The video is made public only after hackers broke into private online accounts. Those in the video appeared not to understand the severity ... Read more