Lawmakers Are Pushing To Raise Minimum Age For Social Media.


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Currently, there is a debate going on about raising the age for children to be able to be on Social Media.

It has even gone so far as Sen. Josh Hawley's introducing a new bill the "MATURE Act" (Making Age-Verification Technology Uniform, Robust, and Effective) that would ban children under 16 from being on Social Media platforms.

The thoughts behind this are that young children's minds are so impressionable and also not fully formed yet so what kind of long-term harm is social media doing to young minds?

There is debate on both sides of this new bill and one of the biggest hurdles if this bill was to pass would be how would you implement this law and actually keep children under 16 off of social media platforms.

What are your thoughts on this new bill?

Should we ban children under 16 from being on social media?

Or, do you not see this as a problem and we should just let it be?

Let me know your thoughts.

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