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California Bill Proposes New Regulations On Toys That Record Children
BuzzFeed, April 2017

ConsumerWatch: Laws to Protect Kids From Spy Toys
KPIX, April 2017

This California Lawmaker Wants to Crack Down on Toys and Electronics That Pick up Conversations and Personal Information
Los Angeles Times, March 2017

Parents, Kids Gather at Capitol to Rally for ‘Children’s Bill of Rights’
FOX40 Sacramento, March 2017

Who could be against a Children's Bill of Rights? You probably won't be surprised.
The Los Angeles Times, January 2017

Can Someone Please Talk About Our Kids?
Politico California Playbook, October 2016

Viacom, Mattel, Hasbro reach settlement on 'Operation Child Tracker'
New York Business Journal, September 2016

Alarms Sounded Over Student-Data Collection Services
CQ Roll Call, September 2016

Connect low-income Missouri kids to the Internet
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, May 2016

The plan to get every California kid into preschool
The Los Angeles Times, April 2016

Advocates call for expansion of early childhood education in California
KQED Forum with Michael Krasny, April 2016

Proponen educación temprana de calidad en California
Univision, April 14, 2016

California is failing our kids
The Sacramento Bee, April 13, 2016

Child care costs more than college tuition in California
KPCC-FM, April 13, 2016

An army for kids: SF nonprofit vows to boost their clout
The San Francisco Chronicle, March 2016

Child-advocacy group launches rating system for legislation
Politico, March 2016

Bridging a Digital Divide That Leaves Schoolchildren Behind
The New York Times, February 2016

Data dump of California student information raises concern
The San Francisco Chronicle, February 2016

Parents alarmed after hearing about California student data transfer
The Sacramento Bee, February 2016

10 million California student records about to be released to attorneys
San Jose Mercury News, February 2016

Internet providers want to know more about you than Google does, privacy groups say
The Washington Post, January 2016

Holidays worsen child care crisis
The Sacramento Bee, December 2015

VTech says 6.4 million children profiles were caught up in its data breach
The Washington Post, December 2015

HUD's Castro partners with tech companies to close digital divide
USA Today, December 2015

New California Law Limits Use of Student Data
U.S. News & World Report, December 2015

Survey reveals surprising facts about kids' online connections
CBS This Morning, November 2015

The number of hours that teens are spending on smartphones may surprise you
Today Show, November 2015

Study: Teens use media more than they sleep
MSNBC, Morning Joe, November 2015

Most teens think they can multitask while getting screen time. They can’t.
PBS NewsHour, November 2015

Teens spend more time with technology
NBC Affiliates, November 2015

Survey Finds Teens Spend Wealth Of Time With Screens
NPR, 2015

The Digital Disparities Facing Lower-Income Teenagers
The New York Times, November 2015

Teens Spend an Average of 9 Hours a Day With Media
AP, November 2015

Children’s Tablets Review: The Electronic Baby Sitter Wises Up
The Wall Street Journal, November 2015

Survey: Teens spend 9 hours a day on entertainment
Marketplace, November 2015

New Research On Teens, Toddlers and Mobile Devices
The Diane Rehm Show, November 2015

Teens spend a 'mind-boggling' 9 hours a day using media, report says
CNN, November 2015

5 Myths About How Teens Use Technology
Time, November 2015

Teens spend nearly nine hours every day consuming media
The Washington Post, November 2015

Teens spend more time on media each day than sleeping, survey finds
USA Today, November 2015

Teens spend a quarter of their day in front of screens: study
San Francisco Chronicle, November 2015

Parenting in the tech ages: A Common Sense guide
The Los Angeles Times, November 2015

Average US teen watches nearly seven hours of media daily
Christian Science Monitor, November 2015

Teenagers In The U.S. Spend About Nine Hours A Day In Front Of A Screen
Forbes, November 2015

E-Rate application toolkit launched for states and schools
Education Week, October 2015

Common Sense blasts SIAA for supporting student data privacy loopholes
Ed Surge, September 2015

Digital surveillance bill needs Gov. Brown's signature
San Jose Mercury News, September 2015

Congress must stand up to the software industry on privacy
The Hill, September 2015

Michigan needs to keep EITC
The Detroit News, August 2015

Surveillance Society: Students an easy target for data miners
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 2015

How safe is your kids' digital data at school?
CBS This Morning, August 2015

Delaware moves to protect student data
Delaware Online, August 2015

How the ‘right to be forgotten’ could take over the American Internet, too
The Washington Post, August 2015

Tech leaders want privacy — but only for themselves
The San Francisco Chronicle, August 2015

A child's future shouldn't hinge on her zip code
The Atlantic, July 2015

Newly signed bill protects student privacy
The Portland Tribune, June 2015

James Steyer followed in family footsteps advocating for kids
LA Times, June 2015

Bridging the edtech gap from Oyler School to home
Marketplace, June 2015

Delaware has opportunity to protect personal information
Delaware State News, June 2015

FCC weighs 'Lifeline' for low-income kids without Internet
FedScoop, June 2015

Congressmen urge support for student data privacy bill
Fedscoop, June 2015

Letter: Will Oregon stand for student privacy or cave to the tech industry?
The Bend Bulletin, May 2015

Coalition of private, public sector leaders seeks to transform early education in California
Associated Press, May 2015

D.C. Lines up To Vet FCC Lifeline Proposals
Broadcasting & Cable, May 2015

George Miller part of new early-childhood panel
Political Blotter, May 2015

Making kids a top budget priority
Capitol Weekly, May 2015

State Lawmakers Balance Concerns on Student-Data Privacy
Education Week, May 2015

High-Tech Hypocrisy
Re/code, May 2015

Governor should veto flawed student privacy bill
The Baltimore Sun, May 2015

Turning a Children’s Rating System Into an Advocacy Army
The New York Times, April 2015

Franchising a Student Digital Privacy Law
The New York Times, April 2015

California nonprofit group seeks to become 'AARP for kids'
The Washington Post, April 2015

Grass-roots campaign to make kids, education top priority
LA Times, April 2015

Kids Must Be Our Nation's Top Priority
Huffington Post, April 2015

Common Sense Media Launches $20M Education Advocacy Effort
Education Week, April 2015

We need vigilance on student online privacy
Sacramento Bee, April 2015

My Turn: State has chance to lead way on children's privacy
Concord Monitor, April 2015

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