Model Legislation for Age Verification of Social Media

By: Clare Morell & Adam Candeub and Michael Toscano

Given the lack of current requirements for age verification, a child can easily falsify his age and go behind his parents’ back to open social media accounts—or open secret secondary accounts of which parents are unaware. For parents to effectively oversee their children’s online behavior, meaningful age verification and parental consent over social media account formation are necessary. 

Citizens for Renewing America co-authored the following model legislation with the Ethics and Public Policy Center and Institute for Family Studies.

PDF: Model Legislation for Age Verification of Social Media


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