Campaign for Commercial Free Childhood: A victory for Maryland students

Bill signing for HB1110, April 24, 2018Bill signing for HB1110, April 24, 2018ill signing for HB1110, April 24, 2018

The original news announcement can be found at:

http://commercialfreechildhood.org/blog/support-maryland-guidelines-screen-time-schools 

A victory for Maryland students

Maryland will lead the way in tempering the health impacts of screens in schools, thanks to an advocate who showed how one person can truly make a difference. Since 2015, CCFC friend Cindy Eckard has been lobbying the Maryland legislature to require health and safety guidelines for the use of digital devices in schools. The process was long, with several just-misses, but Cindy was tenacious, building a coalition of experts and parents to support this common-sense measure – including 147 Maryland CCFCmembers. In April 2018, her efforts paid off: the legislature passed HB1110, and Governor Larry Hogan signed it into law. We’ll be urging other states to follow Maryland’s lead and develop clear, research-based guidelines for the use of digital devices in schools.

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