TPPF applauds the full passage of House Bill 18, a proposal that protects the privacy and safety of children online by implementing new safeguards for children and empowering parents to exercise control over their children’s safety online. TPPF CEO Greg Sindelar released the following statement:

“The passage of HB 18 marks a crucial step in the right direction to protect our most precious population from overwhelming harms and stop the commodification of children by Big Tech. Rep. Slawson and Sen. Hughes have been stalwarts in their fight to keep our children safe, and this monumental victory is a testament to their resolve. As children are experiencing unprecedented levels of anxiety, depression, self-harm, sex trafficking, and suicide online, the passage of HB 18 is a momentous victory in the bid to put the safety and well-being of children over the pecuniary interests of Big Tech. TPPF looks forward to continuing to fight for the safety of Texas children online.”