CT leaders lay out plan to combat social media’s effects on children

News

(WTNH) – Connecticut leaders are laying out a plan of action to combat social media’s effects on children. Leaked internal research from Facebook shows the company knew its products were harming the mental health of children and teenagers.

State and federal leaders discussed what they’re going to do about it.

“We’re going to open that black box, we’re going to seek more privacy, oversight, tools for parents, more accountability because Facebook has lost whatever trust it had,” said Senator Richard Blumenthal.

“There are solutions to be had here, schools can have conversations about internet safety and mental health,” said Sarah Eagan, Connecticut’s Child Advocate.

Senator Blumenthal says Congress will call on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify about the whistleblower report.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Hartford

Nyberg: Hartford names its first city troubadour

News /

Domestic violence advocates hold workshop to educate the public about Jennifer’s Law

News /

Breast Cancer Awareness: Triple negative breast cancer & chemo

News /

Self-defense classes now being offered for women in response to growing fear after woman abducted in Marlborough

News /

PD seeking public's help identifying suspect in string of armed robberies in Meriden, Southington, Wallingford

News /

Addiction program helps women who are pregnant, parenting young children

News /
More Hartford

Trending Stories

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss