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Keeping Your Kids Safe Online: It's 'Common Sense'
05/24/2012 | Fresh Air

If you're a parent, you may have wondered what your kids are texting to each other or posting on their Facebook pages. Or maybe you've thought about it and decided you don't want to know. That's not the best approach, says child advocate James Steyer. Steyer runs Common Sense Media, an organization that helps parents decide what kinds of technology are age-appropriate for their kids.

KidPads
05/23/2012 | On Point with Tom Ashbrook

There’s a new babysitter, teacher, toy and pacifier in toddler town. And it’s the iPad. The smartphone. The closest high-tech touch-screen gizmo that a parent can hand to a child. Toddlers are the new touchscreen aficionados. Jim joins host Tom Ashbrook to discuss the impact this technology is having on kids' learning and development.

Talking Back to Facebook
05/23/2012 | WGN-TV

Jim discusses his book on WGN Midday News in Chicago.

Is the Internet hurting children?
05/21/2012 | CNN.com

Chelsea Clinton and James P. Steyer's op-ed on CNN.com asks:  What are the real effects of media and technology on the huge segment of the population most affected by social media themselves: our children and our teens?

Talking Back to Facebook
05/19/2012 | Fox & Friends Weekend

Author James Steyer on raising kids in the digital age.

Here's A Completely Different Reason To Be Skeptical About Facebook
05/17/2012 | Forbes

Amid all the hype leading up to the Facebook IPO, add one more cautionary voice to General Motors’ decision to pull its advertising on the social network, the belief of half of the American public that Facebook is a passing fad and folks like Mark Evans, who just don’t think it’s a good investment. James Steyer wants you to take a step back and think about what Facebook is doing to shape the behavior and the psyches of young people.

Impact of social media on our kids
05/17/2012 | Breakfast on Channel Ten

Host Kath Robinson speaks with Jim Steyer, Founder and CEO of Common Sense Media to discuss the impact of social media on our children, and the pitfalls of social media.

The pros and cons of Facebook
05/17/2012 | CNN International

Jim discusses the pitfalls and possibilities of social networking.

Keen On… Jim Steyer: How To Talk Back To Facebook [TCTV]
05/15/2012 | TechCrunch

If anybody knows how to talk back to Facebook, it’s Jim Steyer, the founder and CEO of Common Sense Media, America’s largest and most powerful advocacy group for kids. Steyer is the author of the new book, Talking Back to Facebook: The Common Sense Guide to Raising Kids in the Digital Age, which includes an introduction by Chelsea Clinton and presents parents, teachers and politicians with a very practical and realistic strategy for managing the social media activities of children.

Social media's impact on kids 'merits big debate'
05/13/2012 | AFP

Facebook's big stock offering on Wall Street must be followed by an intensive debate on Main Street about social media's powerful impact on children, an expert on the topic says. Jim Steyer, founder of Common Sense Media, a San Francisco think tank focusing on media and families, said the technology that Facebook represents is having "an enormous impact" on youngsters, families and schools worldwide.

Kids Are More Than Data Points
05/11/2012 | The Atlantic

Rise of Social Media a Threat to Your Family?
05/11/2012 | Christian Broadcast Network

“Net Smart: How to Thrive Online” by Howard Rheingold and “Talking Back to Facebook: The Common Sense Guide to Raising Kids in the Digital Age” by James P. Steyer
05/11/2012 | Washington Post

James P. Steyer founded the San Francisco-based nonprofit organization Common Sense Media with the aim of helping parents figure out how to responsibly usher children into the digital era; his new book, “Talking Back to Facebook,” shares that goal.

How To Be A Tech Savvy Parent
05/11/2012 | Morning Joe on MSNBC

Raising children in a digital world
05/09/2012 | Today Show

Jim Steyer shares his advice on parenting in the digital age with Matt Lauer on the Today Show.

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