Florida Bans Children Under 14 from Social Media: Key Details

By
Marcus Delgado
1 min read

A new law in Florida prohibits children under 14 from creating social media accounts starting January 1, 2025. The legislation, signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis, also mandates the deletion of existing accounts for children younger than 14, with a 90-day window for disputes. Children aged 14 and 15 can have social media accounts with parental consent. The law imposes fines on platforms for non-compliance and requires age verification for explicit content. This move has faced criticism and is expected to encounter legal challenges. Notably, similar legislation has been introduced in other states like Utah and Ohio, indicating a larger trend in regulating children's social media usage. The passing of this law demonstrates a growing focus on addressing minors' online presence and welfare.

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