On the 23rd local time, Utah became the first state in the United States to prohibit minors from using social media such as Instagram and TikTok without the consent of their parents or guardians.
[Instant News/Comprehensive Report] On the 23rd local time, Utah became the first state in the United States to prohibit minors from using any social media without the consent of their parents or guardians.
Two bills signed by Utah Governor Spencer Cox restrict the use of social media such as Instagram and TikTok for underage children and teenagers. One of them requires companies to verify the age of users before they can create accounts.
According to comprehensive foreign media reports, according to two bills signed by Utah Governor Cox on the 23rd, users over the age of 18 are required to open social media accounts without parental permission, and social media companies are prohibited from using them to cause minors to become addicted. design or function.
The relevant new restrictions will come into effect on March 1, 2024.
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At the same time, the new law will also establish a curfew mechanism to lock the accounts of minors between 10:30 p.m. .
And social media companies are also prohibited from showing the accounts of minors in public search results, let alone placing advertisements on the accounts of minors.
"We no longer want social media to continue to damage the mental health of young people," Cox said, arguing that other states and the federal government should follow Utah's example and adopt restrictions to protect minors.
In addition, Cox also revealed that he will work with social media companies next year to confirm how the relevant regulations will be implemented.
Youth rates of depression and other mental health issues are on the rise because of social media companies. As leaders, and parents, we have a responsibility to protect our young people. Check out
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— Utah Gov. Spencer J. Cox (@GovCox) March 24, 2023