California Legislation Pending - Act Now!

Making Digital Citizenship and Media Literacy a Reality in California
By: The Center for Media Literacy and Common Sense Kids Action

California is in a pivotal moment for teachers, parents and students to help set a global standard for teaching and learning.  Two key bills to promote digital citizenship and media literacy in California schools have passed in the state legislature and are headed to the Governor’s desk--and he needs to hear your voice!  Waiting for Governor Jerry Brown’s signature are two bills that have cleared legislative hurdles after a multi-year campaign conducted by California State Senators Bill Dodd (Napa) and Hannah-Beth Jackson (Santa Barbara).  Through SB 947 and SB 830, all California school children can begin to acquire the critical thinking skills needed to discern fact from fiction and news from entertainment, as well as the skills they need to be active, informed citizens living in a media-driven world.  Read more