Making Kids Our Nation's Top Priority

Research and Studies

Jim Steyer
CEO and Founder | Dad of four
Protecting Children's Mental Health in the Age of Social Media
"I have no doubt that Instagram helped kill my daughter."  Those are the gut-wrenching words of Ian Russell, whose daughter Molly tragically took her own life in 2017, just days before her 15th... read more
What Is the Age Appropriate Design Code?
The United Kingdom's Information Commissioner's Office's Age Appropriate Design Code, which went into effect on September 2, 2020, is the latest piece of global regulation designed to put kids'... read more
10 Steps to a Better YouTube
Kids under age 8 spend nearly 40 minutes a day watching TV and video on sites like YouTube. Our recent research revealed that 95% of early childhood videos contain advertising, and 30% feature some... read more
Creating Access to Digital Citizenship and Media-Literacy Education
Kids and teens today are using the immense power of digital media to explore, connect, create, and learn in ways never before imagined. With this power, young people have extraordinary opportunities... read more
9 Women of Color Who Made History
As Women's History Month begins, I reflect on where we are today as a nation and who I am as a young African-American woman. Maybe like you, it was vital for me to have role models as I was growing... read more
What Can California Do to Help Families Find High-Quality Affordable Child Care?
The following message was sent to Common Sense Kids Action's email list. Didn't get the message? Sign up to get updates straight to your inbox here. Over the past 20 years, advancements in brain... read more
How to Ease Our Nation's Teacher-Shortage Crisis
The nation's kids are back in school, and in timely fashion the Learning Policy Institute, a nonpartisan, education think tank, released several new research reports on one of the biggest challenges... read more
JR Starrett
(Formerly) Senior Director of National Advocacy
New Study Finds U.S. Behind in Education, But Who's Ahead?
Last week, a bipartisan group of 28 state legislators from across the country released a 27-page report on the status of U.S. public education performance in relation to the rest of the world. The... read more


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