social media
US surgeon general calls for social media warning labels, echoing conservative book concerns

Health warnings for kids should be affixed to social media platforms, just as was done with tobacco products, says the U.S. Surgeon General. In a new essay published by The… Read More

June 18, 2024
Public Education
Teachers pessimistic about future of education, but many support school choice, survey reveals

K-12 educators have a bleak outlook on the teaching profession, social media use and other aspects of education, a new survey revealed. A new Ed Choice… Read More

June 7, 2024
‘You need to make your products safe for kids,’ Tennessee AG demands of social media giants

(The Daily Signal) – Instagram’s parent company, Meta, knew the harm the platform was inflicting on minors and did nothing to mitigate it, according to a lawsuit filed against the … Read More

June 6, 2024
Meta rescinds job offer after expert links Instagram to ‘sextortion’ of minors

A digital security expert said Meta rescinded a job offer after he hosted a webinar on sextortion of minors that mentioned the company’s subsidiary, Instagram, as a haven for such… Read More

May 15, 2024
Gov. Ron DeSantis signs bill banning kids under 14 from social media

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida signed a bill Monday banning minors under the age of 14 from getting on social media. The legislation, which… Read More

March 26, 2024
Supreme Court weighs government’s power to restrict speech on social media

(The Daily Signal) – Those hoping for more open discourse on matters of national concern should not await the Supreme Court‘s decision in Murthy v. Missouri with much optimism.  During… Read More

March 19, 2024
School districts under the spotlight for how they handle their social media accounts

(The Center Square) – School districts around the country are facing issues with how they handle their social media accounts, and the debate has reached the U.S. Supreme Court. Denver… Read More

March 18, 2024
TikTok spying on Americans while trying to ‘buy Congress’ to prevent national ban, Hawley alleges

TikTok is little more than a “spy app” for the Chinese Communist Party and should be banned to protect Americans’ most intimate information, says Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley. Hawley has… Read More

March 13, 2024
Moms inadvertently expose daughters to predators on Instagram in quest for money and fame, investigation reveals

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – Mothers are inadvertently exposing their young daughters to male predators on Instagram in a quest to garner money and fame, an investigation published by The… Read More

February 26, 2024
Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley drags apology out of Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg for company’s harm to teens, would like to drag him into court

Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley took Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg to a Capitol-sized woodshed Wednesday for the harm his social media sites reportedly cause to teenagers, challenging the Facebook founder in… Read More

February 1, 2024
Report: Predators target children through online games

(The Center Square) – Roughly a half-million predators comb through the internet in search of children to victimize, according to a survey conducted by Geonode, a geospatial data platform. Predators… Read More

February 1, 2024
Rules of the road: Governing big tech for wellbeing of kids

(The Daily Signal) – “Why expect our children to wear seat belts when we can ask everyone to drive responsibly?” Americans are smart enough to recognize that as crazy talk,… Read More

January 2, 2024
Does social media enable cheating in school?

(The Center Square) – Earlier this year, Chalkboard News highlighted how students can cheat on online classes and assignments using social media platforms and other new tools. But do social media… Read More

December 28, 2023
Public Education
Cellphone restrictions are helping students improve at this Washington school district

A Washington school district is seeing positive change after implementing a policy to limit social media access and restrict cellphone use in class. The Peninsula School District near Tacoma approved… Read More

December 28, 2023
Utah sued by TikTok group over law requiring parental consent for kids to use social media

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – A trade group representing TikTok, and several other social media companies sued Utah Monday over its law requiring minors to obtain parental consent before using… Read More

December 20, 2023
A way to protect kids online that passes constitutional muster

(The Daily Signal) – A bipartisan group of senators is about to take Big Tech CEOs to task on Jan. 31, 2024, by having them publicly address their failures to protect kids… Read More

December 7, 2023
New California law requiring ‘media literacy’ in most subjects may sneak woke ideology in K-12 classrooms, critics say

(The Center Square) – A new California law mandates that K-12 students learn “media literacy” in math, science, history and social science curriculums, leading some experts to warn of possible… Read More

November 28, 2023
‘We’ve got to protect kids’: Missouri AG joins 32 others in suit against social media giant for being addictive and harmful for children

Missouri has joined 32 other states in suing Meta, parent company of Facebook and Instagram, alleging it has knowingly harmed the mental health of minors by making its social media… Read More

October 26, 2023
Public Education
Children exposed to porn, strangers via school tablets, apps: ‘Nothing to screen these people’

A mom in the Kansas City area thought her daughter’s fascination with “Furries” – sometimes described as a subculture of people interested in animals with human characteristics – reflected her… Read More

September 25, 2023
Biden’s education secretary deletes explicit rap playlist after backlash

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona deleted a tweet Tuesday showing his music playlist for his bus tour after backlash from education advocates, who expressed… Read More

September 6, 2023