Pinellas Representative Anderson Joins Florida Bi-Partisan Lawmakers to Protect Kids from Social Media Harm


HB 1: Social Media Use for Minors

GENERAL BILL by Sirois ; McFarland ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Black ; Fine ; Garcia ; Melo ; Rayner

Social Media Use for Minors; Requires social media platforms to prohibit minors from creating new accounts, terminate accounts & provide additional options for termination of such accounts, use reasonable age verification methods to verify ages of account holders, & disclose specified policies & provide specified resources, measures, & disclaimers; authorizes DLA to bring actions for violations under Florida Deceptive & Unfair Trade Practices Act; provides penalties; provides for private causes of actions; provides certain social media platforms are subject to jurisdiction of state courts.

Effective Date: 7/1/2024

This bill is co-sponsored by north Pinellas County representative Adam Anderson.  Anderson, who has emerged as a leading fighter in Tallahassee for children and families, had this to say about the bill: 

Our children face daily threats to their mental health which even the most involved parents struggle to confront. HB-1 takes bold action to protect kids from the harmful effects of Social Media. Stay tuned as we continue to advance this bill through committees over the next few weeks.

Read the full text of the bill here.

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