Florida Bans Social Media For Children Under 14

Florida has just passed a new law prohibiting children under 14 years old from having social media accounts, regardless of parental consent.

Under the law, which takes effect on Jan. 1, 2025, social media companies must close accounts they believe to be used by minors under 14 and must cancel accounts at the request of parents or minors. All information from the accounts must then be deleted, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Minors who are 14 or 15 will be able to obtain a social media account with parental consent. If a parent does not consent, accounts already belonging to teens within that age range must be deleted.

“Being buried in those devices all day is not the best way to grow up—it’s not the best way to get a good education,” Governor Ron DeSantis (R) said on Monday during an event to celebrate the signing of the bill.

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