VIRTUAL REALITY 101:
What You Need to Know
About Kids and VR.
Author: Jennifer Stevens Aubrey, Ph.D.
Michael B. Robb, Ph.D.
Jakki Bailey, Ph.D.
Jeremy Bailenson, Ph.D.
Copy editor: Jenny Pritchett
Designer: Emely Vertiz
Special thanks: David Kleeman (Dubit Limited)
Sarah Cho and Laura Wronski (SurveyMonkey)
Suggested citation: Aubrey, J. S., Robb, M. B., Bailey, J., & Bailenson, J. (2018). Virtual Reality 101: What You Need to Know
About Kids and VR. San Francisco, CA: Common Sense.
Because VR is in its infancy, we have a unique opportunity to stay on top of this
technological wave before it overwhelms us. At Common Sense, we plan to review new
VR content through our Common Sense Media platform and to guide educators on
safe, appropriate, and impactful applications in the classroom. We’re also committed
to keeping you informed with reports, such as this one, that synthesize the most
significant research on the topic to date. We hope you find useful insights in our report,
and we look forward to working with you while we continue to watch VR come into
better focus in the months and years ahead.