On August 1 Brian Lamar, VP Insights at EMI Research Solutions, and Michael Mercier, President of Screen Education, had a very productive meeting with Senator Sherrod Brown's Cincinnati staff to discuss a variety of issues, including possible amendments to the CAMRA Act.
The CAMRA Act, which was introduced last week by Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts, will allocate $95 Million over the next 5 years to conduct research on the impact of digital devices and media on child development. CAMRA enjoys both bicameral and bipartisan support.
This proposed legislation is a sign of the tidal wave of concern that has emerged in the last 7 months over smartphone use among children. This bold move by our legislature reflects the degree to which society is mobilizing to address this problem.