Our “always-on” culture presents unique harms to minors online, including depression, addiction, exploitation, self-harm, and suicide. Texas should treat social media platforms like a harmful product and prohibit companies from granting access to minors.

Key points

– Increased online connectivity and our “always-on” culture present unique challenges and dangers to minors online.

– The state of consumer protection law federally and in Texas is insufficient to protect minors online.

– Social media platforms are a harmful product and enhanced state laws will better protect minors online.