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Fairplay statement on President Biden’s actions to protect children and teens online
BOSTON, MA — Tuesday, May 23, 2023 — Today, President Biden announced a number of executive actions aimed at addressing the ongoing youth mental health crisis. Included among the actions are the creation of a task force to research approaches to mitigating online harms to young people, the distribution of best practices and recommendations for schools using edtech, and increased efforts to prevent the online harassment and abuse of children.
Below is the statement of Josh Golin, Fairplay Executive Director, on President Biden’s executive actions:
“We applaud President Biden for today’s executive actions and his continued commitment to creating a safer, less exploitative digital media environment for young people. We are particularly excited by the plans to help schools use technology in ways that support students’ learning and mental health. We urge Congress to follow the President’s lead in putting the well-being of children ahead of Big Tech’s profits by passing the Kids Online Safety Act and COPPA 2.0.”