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Tampa Bay Congressional Reps Glad to See Facebook Pause Instagram Kids

Two members of the Florida congressional delegation representing the Tampa Bay area weighed in this week after Facebook announced it was suspending “Instagram Kids” Facebook announced it would pause its effort. “We wanted to provide an...
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Kathy Castor Brings Back Proposal to Offer More Online Protections for Teenagers, Children

The bill reforms the “Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)” including requiting opt-in consent for Americans under the age of 18. The proposal also creates a new group of “young consumers” between the ages of 13-17 to let families “control who collects their personal information and what companies can do with it.”
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Rick Scott: CDC Needs to Focus on How Social Media Is Impacting Young Americans

On Friday, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., sent a letter to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky requesting information on CDC studies and actions to address the extended use of social media by American children and young adults, and its potential impact on their health and well-being.
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Rick Scott Calls on Twitter, Facebook CEOs to Consider Social Media’s Impact on American...

"While Congress passed the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (15 U.S.C. §§ 6501–6506) to protect children using the internet, it does not address the health impacts of prolonged social media use."
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Ashley Moody Focuses on How TikTok Handles the Privacy and Security of Children Who...

Moody insisted her concerns center on whether age verification tools on TikTok’s application can be circumvented. If a child under the age of 13 can delete an account and obtain a new account on the very same device using a fake birthdate, specific protections for children may be evaded.
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Florida Congresswoman Looks to Expand Online Privacy Protection for Children

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., introduced the “Protecting the Information of our Vulnerable Children and Youth Act (Kids PRIVCY Act)” this week. The bill reforms the “Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)” including requiting opt-in consent for Americans under the age of 18.
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