Republicans and Democrats Agree:
Social Media Harms Kids

Senators Blackburn and Blumenthal

Senators Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Kids from Social Media Addiction, Harm, and Abuse

On February 14, 2022, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security, jointly introduced the “Kids Online Safety Act.”

Senator Marsha Blackburn (R) TN

“You have broken these children’s lives and you have broken these parents’ hearts. . .Have some empathy and take some responsibility” – Senator Marsha Blackburn

Senator Amy Klobuchar (D) MN

“Our kids aren’t cash-cows.” – Senator Amy Klobuchar

Senator Maria Cantwell (D) WA

“A 14-year-old girl was groomed by adults on Instagram and ultimately lured into sex trafficking and taken across state lines for prostitution.  Under Instagram’s terms of service, Instagram can argue that the child’s only recourse for its failure to provide a safe platform would be an arbitration with no open court, no judge, not jury, no appeal.” – Senator Maria Cantwell

Senator Mike Lee (R) UT

“Why are you recommending that a 13-year-old girl follow a site with the understanding that by doing so you are exposing that girl to all sorts of other things that are not suitable for any child?” – Senator Mike Lee