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Free Press

Free Press is a national nonpartisan organization working to increase informed public participation in crucial media policy debates, and to generate policies that will produce a more competitive and public interest-oriented media system with a strong nonprofit and noncommercial sector. 

Free Range Kids: Giving Our Children the Freedom We Had Without Going Nuts with Worry

In 2008, when Lenore Skenazy wrote a newspaper column about letting her nine-year-old ride the subway alone in New York City, it touched off a media firestorm and critics dubbed her "America's Worst Mom." Surprised at the reaction, Skenazy began to ask how fear has reshaped parenthood and childhood alike. The result is a provocative and often hilarious book that asks and answers important questions like why are we so quick to judge other parents, do children really need to be supervised by adults every second of every day, and why isn't Halloween fun anymore?

Generation Digital: Politics, Commerce, and Childhood in the Age of the Internet

Media expert and activist Kathryn C. Montgomery examines how contemporary media changes the nature of
childhood. She charts the historical trends that made children a target group during the early
commercialization of the Internet; she describes what lead to a law to protect children's privacy on the
Internet, and examines how digital marketing taps into teenagers' developmental needs. Generation Digital
offers help for creating a safe, equitable digital culture for young people.

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