Get Bandio

Let's make it clear to sites that your kid is a kid.
Kids deserve age-appropriate digital experiences, and you deserve a convenient and secure way to help make that possible.  

Introducing Bandio:
Common Sense Media's simple, secure age solution.

Try it now and see how easy it can be to create a private, reusable age band.
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Why does Bandio exist?

We all know many apps and sites have content that's not appropriate for kids. Self-declaring a birthdate doesn't stop them from accessing adult content.

Young tween child looking shocked at digital tablet

Bandio by Common Sense Media proves there is a better solution to this problem. With Bandio, you can create a reusable digital age band with no personal information attached to it —just age.

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On apps and sites where knowing whether a user is an adult or a child can make a big difference in the content and features, you send the appropriate Bandio age band to the site instead of entering a birthdate there or revealing any personal information to the site.

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You can make a difference.

Three simple actions you can take now to help create a safer online world for kids.

Number 1

Create an Age Band

Create an age band for your child or for yourself. It takes less than one minute to create a band.

See how easy it could be to communicate your child’s age to sites and apps with a reusable, private age band.

Try it now!
Number 2

Raise your voice

This is our proof-of-concept stage. Platforms need to hear parents loud and clear for this to become available for use in the real world.

Vote for the platforms you want Bandio to support.

Take a standio
Number 3

Spread the word

Share the Bandio site with friends and with your parenting-related communities and groups.

Let other parents know there is something that can be done to make a difference for our kids. and encourage them to learn more.

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"The best idea I’ve seen so far for obtaining parent-confirmed age and then sharing the age signal is Bandio’s tokenised approach."
—Max Bleyleben, Former Managing Director and Chief Privacy Officer, SuperAwesome

Collaborating with Parenting and Privacy Experts

Bandio was created in partnership with Common Sense Media & Aleo Foundation.

Smart parents have relied on Common Sense Media for over 20 years to help them make sound choices for their children’s media experiences. As childhood has become increasingly digital, Common Sense Media continues to lead.  Recognizing the importance of robust age checks and parental involvement to age-appropriate online experiences, they committed to pioneering this essential change with Bandio.

Our other founding partner, Aleo Foundation, pioneers practical uses of advanced cryptography, making privacy-focused tools like Bandio possible.

Bandio enables safe, age-appropriate digital experiences with uncompromised privacy.

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Let's band together
for a Nicer Net.