Take Action Against Companies Tracking Kids Online

Join Common Sense Media on February 26 to get policymakers to protect kids' and teens' online privacy. By Jim Steyer
Take Action Against Companies Tracking Kids Online
A few months ago, I shared with our readers the exciting announcement that the Do Not Track Kids Act of 2013 was introduced into Congress by U.S. Senator Ed Markey and Representative Joe Barton -- and now you can help move this legislation forward. Wednesday, February 26, 2014, will be a Call-to-Action Day, and if you believe policymakers should take action to protect kids' and teens' online privacy, this is the day to contact your senators and representative to urge them to become cosponsors of the Do Not Track Kids Act of 2013 (Senate Bill: S. 1700 and House Bill: H.R. 3481). Find contact information for your senators and representative online or call the U.S. Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected. Learn more about the Do Not Track Kids Act of 2013 here.
 
I'm also thrilled to share new developments in the fight to protect kids' data privacy in schools. As reported in the New York Times, California Senate President Pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg, with whom we worked on the "eraser button" bill, is now introducing the Student Online Personal Information Protection Act (SOPIPA). This important new legislation will require that companies servicing educational-technology platforms in the classroom keep student data private and never use it for commercial purposes.
 
We're excited to see California leading the way as we continue to press for common sense protections for kids and families. 

About Jim Steyer

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Jim is Common Sense Media's CEO and founder -- read all about him here. Read more

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