Common Sense Supports National Day of Unplugging

Statement from James P. Steyer, Founder and CEO of Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media
Friday, March 3, 2017

On this National Day of Unplugging, Common Sense CEO and founder James Steyer has released the following statement in support of the day's mission to get people to put down devices and connect with loved ones:

"Our devices keep us connected, informed, and engaged, but it is important to take a break," said James P. Steyer, founder and CEO of Common Sense. "Our national campaign, #DeviceFreeDinner, encourages families to stop using their mobile devices at mealtimes. By unplugging for a few hours, families and friends can gain important face-to-face time together and remember how important that is in life. We all need a little reminder in our 24/7 media environment."

For more information about our national media campaign, and the health benefits of putting down the device, visit

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