Making Kids Our Nation's Top Priority

Digital Divide

Branching out on STEM Education
Recently scientists and science enthusiasts were excited to witness the first ever image of a black hole, thanks to the good work of Dr. Katherine Bouman, a 29-year-old scientist who created the... read more
I Took the #MobileOnly Challenge. It Was a Disaster.
One in 10 American adults, and 21 percent of lower-income Americans, are "smartphone dependent," meaning they rely solely on a phone for broadband access. Moreover, one out of four lower-income... read more
Keeping Kids Connected at Home and at School
The holidays have wound down, and America's kids have gone back to school. E-rate, a federal program that helps fund high-speed Internet connections in schools and libraries, is 20 years old this... read more
Danny Weiss
(Previously) Vice President of Federal Policy
Closing the Homework Gap
As the year comes to an end, we are thankful for efforts this year by President Obama's Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the many organizations with which Common Sense Kids Action... read more
California’s "For Kids" Policy Gains
As we look back on the legislative year, we at Common Sense Kids Action are thankful for the progress we achieved for children and families in California. In the first year of our Common Sense... read more
JR Starrett
(Formerly) Senior Director of National Advocacy
Building a Broad Coalition to Support Digital Citizenship
Last week Common Sense Kids Action announced our intention to introduce and expand model digital citizenship legislation in 2017. We are happy to announce two partner organizations: Media Literacy... read more
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California Launches Digital Citizenship Week
I joined Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park) at Ramona Elementary School in Alhambra, California, for a press conference to announce the passage of legislation declaring October 16-22 Digital... read more
JR Starrett
(Formerly) Senior Director of National Advocacy
Model Policy for Digital Citizenship and Media Literacy in Public Schools
Common Sense Kids Action recognizes that media and technology have become commonplace in all areas of our lives. In our classrooms, students must learn how to safely, ethically, responsibly, and... read more


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