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JR Starrett
(Formerly) Senior Director of National Advocacy
Rhode Island Governor Signs Digital Citizenship and Media-Literacy Legislation Into 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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JR Starrett
(Formerly) Senior Director of National Advocacy
Connecticut Legislature Approves Digital Citizenship and Media-Literacy Legislation
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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Standing Up for Families' Online Privacy in California
On Monday, I represented Common Sense Kids Action at a press conference hosted by California Assemblymember Ed Chau at the state capitol to announce a new bill to protect kids' and their families'... read more
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JR Starrett
(Formerly) Senior Director of National Advocacy
How media literacy is helping students tell fact from fiction
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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Does the President's New Budget Invest in Kids?
A child goes to bed hungry because his family's food assistance was cut. An asthma patient can't see her doctor after the only nearby clinic is closed down. A second-grader struggles to focus in an... read more
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Wear Orange to Demand Change
Seven. That's how many children and teens lose their lives to gun violence every day in our country. Among kids and teens, gun violence is the second leading cause of death. At Common Sense, where we... read more
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"For Kids" and "Against Kids" Ratings in Your State
Common Sense Kids Action has worked with policymakers to ensure that every child is given the opportunity to thrive in today's world. Our policy work operates at the nexus of tech and social policy... read more
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Mother's Day: It's an Everyday Thing
It's Mother's Day weekend! Yes, they certainly should be showered with laughter, love, and leisure. The more, the better. But mothering, of course, is an everyday thing. It's hugs from banana-smeared... read more
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