Making Kids Our Nation's Top Priority

State Legislation

Safer Connected Toys for Oregon and Illinois Families
Just months after Common Sense parents helped California pass a groundbreaking bill to make connected toys safer, lawmakers in Oregon and Illinois are moving to enact similar protections in their... read more
States Lead on Protecting Privacy
A year after Common Sense parents rallied for a landmark California law protecting the privacy of both adults and kids, other states around the country are now working to ensure their citizens have... read more
What California's New Media and Tech Laws Mean for Your Kids
You care about your kids and how the internet affects their lives. This year, Common Sense Kids Action worked to get several laws passed in California that will help improve kids' and families'... read more
Maryland Focuses on Kids' Digital Health
Kids' digital well-being is about balance -- balancing the opportunities that technology offers for learning and discovery with the potential for overuse, distraction, and threats to online safety.... read more
From Hawaii to Maryland, States Are Improving Tech for Kids
Across the country, parents, educators, and legislators are teaming up to tackle the issues that we face in trying to ensure that our time online is healthy, safe, and productive. That is a tall... read more
25 Ways Your Voice Made a Difference for California Kids
With hundreds of calls and emails to policymakers, "For Kids" advocates like you made your voices heard loud and clear in Sacramento this year. And now that Gov. Brown has dotted the i's and crossed... read more
JR Starrett
(Formerly) Senior Director of National Advocacy
Illinois Legislature Sends Geolocation Privacy Bill to Governor
We encourage Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner to sign HB 3449, the Geolocation Privacy Protection Act, into law. If signed, this bill will safeguard the privacy of children in the state by protecting the... read more
A Big Year for Digital Citizenship Legislation -- Did Your State Pass a Law?
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


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