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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 kids spent watching online videos had doubled since 2017 to an average of 39 minutes per day in early 2020. For kids who are watching videos on YouTube, one in five videos viewed by children age 8 and under contained ads that often included pervasive and inappropriate advertising, violence, and other questionable content. These are among the key findings in two new research…

California Becomes First State to Strengthen Consumer Data Privacy Protections

Common Sense Sponsors Bill as Part of Broader Effort to Improve Digital Well-Being for Kids and Families The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 was signed into law recently, guaranteeing new data privacy rights for the state's 40 million consumers, with kids under 16 winning extra protections. The legislation, AB 375, was authored by Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park), Senator Robert Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys), and Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa), and was sponsored by Common Sense. Although several states are…