Making Kids Our Nation's Top Priority

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How safe are the devices in your kid’s school and home?
You have a list of your child's teachers and classes. You've figured out the bus schedule or carpool arrangement. You've even glanced at the lunch schedule. But how about this one: Do you know what... read more
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Calling for Clarity on School Cell Phone Searches
For many teachers, the start of a school year brings a mix of old and new: new students, new classroom supplies, old textbooks, and probably an old mix of excitement tinged with trepidation about how... read more
JR Starrett
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
Danny Weiss
(Previously) Vice President of Federal Policy
Common Sense Announces 9 More Bills in Congress That Are "For" or "Against" Kids
Earlier this year, Common Sense Kids Action introduced our federal Common Sense Legislative Ratings, designed to highlight bills in Congress that affect the core building blocks of opportunity for... read more
Ariel Fox Johnson
Senior Counsel, Policy & Privacy
New Report: "Inside the Kids' Privacy Zone"
For over a decade, Common Sense has helped kids, families, educators, businesses, and policymakers navigate the rapidly changing technology world, including protecting kids' privacy. Since we started... read more
JR Starrett
Senior Director of National Advocacy
Future of Bipartisan E-Rate Program Unclear Under FCC Chairman Pai
The federal E-rate program plays a critical role in allowing kids to harness the power of technology in schools and libraries across the country. The program, celebrated by Republicans and Democrats... read more
Kelsey Kober
Policy Associate
Wrong turn on environmental protection for kids and families
In a small farming community in California's Salinas Valley in 2015, parents and community leaders were trained how to protect their children from the dangers of pesticides. Farther south, in the... read more


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