Ron DeSantis Will Restrict Social Media Access For Children in Florida

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Concerns about social media’s impact on children’s mental health have reached a limit. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis recently signed a bill into law that will restrict social media access for children in response to these growing anxieties. The bill prohibits social media accounts for anyone under 14 and requires parental permission for those under 16. Host Patricia Wu and guest therapist Ryan Heapy discuss the potential effects of this new legislation in Psychology Behind the Headlines.

Florida’s New Social Media Restrictions

Florida’s new law aims to protect children from the negative effects of social media.

Perspective on the Law

Social media contributes to the growing youth mental health crisis. Children need to prioritize face-to-face communication.

Challenges of Enforcing the Law

Parents may face resistance from teens who want to keep up with their peers on social media.

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