Statement from James P. Steyer, Founder and CEO of Common Sense
Common Sense Media
Monday, January 8, 2018
"We are very pleased to see that leading shareholders have spoken out about their concerns for the health and safety of kids on cell phones and online. It is a hugely important development for shareholders to take public action like this on digital addiction and inappropriate cell phone behavior.
"We strongly agree that companies like Apple are in a position to work with us to research these critically important public health concerns. They can and should also work with experts like Common Sense Media to inform parents and their children about how to make smart digital decisions and avoid addictive behavior.
"Common Sense has pioneered this effort with our widely popular #DeviceFreeDinner campaign. It is time for industry leaders to step up and join us in helping parents navigate the ever-changing digital landscape and avoid addictive behavior for their kids.
"We encourage tech companies to work with Common Sense and others to help kids get the most out of technology while avoiding the clear downside, risks and harms. We look forward to working with Apple and other tech leaders on this critical issue."