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Tennessee Social Media Law requires Parental Consent for Social Media Accounts used by Minors

Tennessee Social Media Law requires Parental Consent for Social Media Accounts used by Minors

Nashville, TN: A new law in Tennessee would make it illegal for social media sites to accept accounts from anybody under the age of 18 without the parent or legal guardian’s permission.

The Senate Commerce and Labor Committee has approved Senate Bill 2097, also known as the Protecting Children from Social Media Act. The bill will now be considered by the full Senate.

“The evidence is clear: social media has harmful effects for children, teens and young adults,” stated Senator Jack Johnson (R-Franklin). Creating a social media account is something that many kids do without their parents’ knowledge or approval. Children should not use social media without an adult’s supervision because it is both inappropriate and potentially hazardous for them.

The office of Gov. measure Lee introduced the measure, which is scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2025.

Additionally, it mandates that social media platforms make it easy for parents to keep tabs on their children’s accounts through features like parental controls, daily time limits, and designated timeouts.

It also gives the Tennessee attorney general the authority to sue the business for a violation and get his or her fees back.

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The bill’s sponsor, Johnson, argued that it returned control of children’s social media use to their parents. “To safeguard children in Tennessee and give parents more agency, it lays out specific measures that social media platforms must take to confirm the age of their users.”

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