Jim Steyer

Jim Steyer

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Common Sense

James (Jim) Steyer is  one of the nation's leading child advocates, as well as a civil rights  attorney, Stanford University professor, and best-selling author. He is the  Founder and CEO of the nation’s largest kids media and child advocacy  organization, Common Sense Media. Prior to launching Common Sense, Steyer  founded and served as Chairman and CEO of JP Kids as well as the national  advocacy group, Children Now.   For  more than thirty years, Professor Steyer has taught widely popular courses on  civil rights, civil liberties, and children / education issues at Stanford  University. He has received a number of teaching honors, including the Walter  J. Gores Award for Excellence in Teaching. He is the author of the new book,  Which Side of History: How Technology is Reshaping Democracy and Our Lives  (2020), as well as Talking Back to Facebook - The Common Sense Guide to  Raising Kids in the Digital Age (2012) and The Other Parent: The Inside Story  of the Media’s Effect on Our Children (2003).