Solon Aims To Implement Social Media Ban On Minors Under 13 Years Old
SOCIAL MEDIA BAN – A lawmaker aims to implement a social media ban on adolescents under the age of 13 and below.
According to CNN, Dan Fernandez, deputy speaker and Laguna representative, recently filed House Bill 5307, also known as Social Media Regulation and Protection Act of 2019.
The bill aims to restrict the use of social media and to give protection for children and minors. The proposed bill states that social media giant like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, are required to enhance their features which restricts users under 13 years of age.
The Facebook’s Terms of Service should be updated where children under the limit are not allowed to make an account.
Fernandez wanted the socmed platforms to make age limitations and to notify parents when they use the said sites. The bill also aims to restrict giants from gathering personal data without parental consent.
Based on the report, it also requires the platforms to include “natural stopping points” so that the users can stop scrolling after a certain amount of content; and to automatically limit the use of socmed apps to 30 minutes per day.
“There is a need to pass a legislation that puts children’s wellbeing on top priority. The legislation not only strengthens privacy and security, specifically for children and minors, but also champions consumer protection,”
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