How do you review legislation?

Last Updated: Jun 29, 2018 03:05PM PDT
Common Sense "For Kids"-rated bills focus on kids' digital well-being via the advancement of privacy protections, digital citizenship and learning, ethical tech practices, and/or digital equity and inclusion (core areas of focus for Common Sense).*

For a bill to be rated For Kids, it must:

Upon analysis of intent, feasibility, and funding mechanisms, be determined to have the potential to do both of the following:

• Positively affect either the majority of the state's (or nation's) kids and families or vulnerable populations.

• Have the potential for a significant positive impact on youth and family outcomes.

Legislation focused on kids that could negatively affect youth well-being will be given an "Against Kids" rating. Bills rated by Common Sense are shared with our user base, and we will promote our findings with legislators, consumers, partner organizations, and the media.

*Note: In California, Common Sense rates For Kids bills that address the overall well-being of kids and families. At the federal and state level beyond California, our ratings focus on kids' digital well-being.

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