social media
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
Public Education
School board fires teacher after parents complain about ‘Satan worship’ social media posts

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – An Illinois school board fired an art teacher Sunday after parents complained the educator was posting about “Satan worship” and violence on social media, according… Read More

August 22, 2023
Popular social media platform’s new AI feature gives ‘advice’ to kids about gender confusion

(The Daily Signal) – It’s attractive, easily accessible, and easily understood. It’s also nearly impossible to remove from this popular social media app. And it’s primed to deliver dangerous … Read More

July 19, 2023
Biden admin can’t coordinate with social media to suppress speech, federal judge rules

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – A federal judge issued an injunction Tuesday ruling that the Biden administration likely violated the First Amendment when it worked with social media companies to… Read More

July 5, 2023
AI being used to fake digital porn and blackmail teens, warns FBI, experts

Experts familiar with the capabilities of artificial intelligence (AI) are warning that the rapidly evolving technology is being used to fake child pornography and blackmail kids. “Malicious actors use content… Read More

July 3, 2023
Public Education
Nevada teacher says white teachers are the problem, promotes riots in videos 

Another teacher is under fire after a series of TikTok videos appeared online promoting far left views and containing controversial comments on race. Jennifer Leja, a teacher at Hyde Park Middle… Read More

May 22, 2023
Public Education
Florida law allows teachers to restrict social media use in classrooms in pursuit of ‘traditional education,’ says DeSantis

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill that will allow teachers to limit the use of social media and cell phone devices by students in the classroom. “It… Read More

May 10, 2023
Montana OKs bans on transgender treatments for minors, TikTok in bid to keep kids safe

(Daily Signal) – Montana recently passed a bill banning transgender treatments on minors. “It’s very important that we protect our children, especially physically, from these treatments that are permanent,” Montana state… Read More

May 1, 2023
Culture, Opinion
Time to admit that social media is complicit in school shootings

As the nation shakes it’s collective head in disbelief over another school shooting, social media companies once again avoid shouldering their share of the blame for the violence. Read More

April 4, 2023
Utah Gov. Cox signs bills requiring parental consent on minors’ social media use, among other restrictions

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox made history by approving the nation’s first laws requiring parental consent for a minor to use a social media application. Four other states are… Read More

March 24, 2023