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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
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Seeking Greater Diversity in YouTube Videos for Kids
Television shows and screen media that expose kids to diverse experiences, perspectives, and characters shape both a child's learning and their views on what is possible for themselves and others.... read more
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Betsy Bozdech
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two
Representation Matters: Four Powerful Statements from "Women in Focus: Big Tech and the Future of Hollywood"
At Common Sense, we've always believed that diverse representation matters and that it's important for all kids and families to see themselves reflected in the media they consume. So I was excited to... read more
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Will Congress and Tech Leaders Step Up to Help Keep Kids Safe Online?
In the wake of a tumultuous election and a yearlong pandemic, congressional leaders are examining with renewed focus the role technology plays in our society. This week, leaders from Facebook, Google... read more
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New Research Shows Kids' Mental Health Tied to Online Experiences
March 2021 marks one year since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Over the course of the last 12 months, supporting students in the transition to remote learning has been a major concern for... read more
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Digital "Censorship" Bills Pose Risks to Kids
Lawmakers in states across the country are racing to introduce bills that would limit Big Tech's ability to remove content that they deem problematic, offensive, or harmful from their sites. However... read more
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What Lawmakers Need to Know About Protecting Privacy
In the absence of a strong national privacy law, state houses across the United States have seen a flurry of bills that aim to provide new online and offline privacy rights to residents, better data... read more
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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
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