Jim Steyer, Founder and CEO of Common Sense, Issues Statement After Hearing on the CAMRA Act

Common Sense Media
Wednesday, October 20, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO (October 20, 2021)--Research continues to show that media and technology can both positively and negatively impact a child's health, development, and, as a new report out today from Common Sense shows, their worldview and their understanding of ethnicity and race. As parents continue to turn to media and technology to teach their children acceptance and inclusion, we need a deeper understanding of the connection between media and kids' ethnic-racial development. That's why Common Sense strongly supports the Children and Media Research Advancement Act (CAMRA) to fund critical research that will help us understand the impact of media and tech on kids' overall health. Not only will better and independent research empower parents, educators and lawmakers to take an evidenced-based approach when it comes to creating safeguards for kids, but it will also support the development of higher quality media and technology for children and youth. We appreciate Rep. Anna Eshoo for holding today's hearing, and we appreciate Reps. Raskin, Gonzales, and Trahan for sponsoring this important bill.

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