Why the Government Shouldn’t Regulate Youth Access to Social Media

Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by Kimberlee Josephson

“Rather than have politicians take on a nanny-state stance for social media use, parents and caregivers should be encouraged to play a greater part in their child’s online development. By placing the government as the gatekeeper, it downplays the purpose of parental involvement and authority and this is a concerning matter given that studies show strong ‘parenting mitigates social media-linked mental health issues.'” (02/12/24)