Utah's new laws restricting social media access for children focus on time limits, parental approval

Posted on AllSides March 24th, 2023
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Trent Nelson/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP

New laws in Utah are aimed at significantly restricting access to social media apps for children under 18 years old.

Republican Gov. Spencer Cox signed two bills into law on Thursday in efforts to shield minors from addictive platforms, such as TikTok. Collectively, both laws seek to prevent children from being lured to apps and from having ads promoted to them.

When the laws take effect in March 2024, kids under 18 will be prohibited from using social media between the hours of 10:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. and age verification will...

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