Every Delay Puts More Children In Danger

Written by PTC | Published May 3, 2024

We are closer than ever to passing meaningful legislation to protect and keep kids safe online.

Can I count on you to help get it across the finish line?

Last month, Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) and Kathy Castor (FL-14) introduced HR 7891, the House companion bill to the Kids Online Safety Act (KOSA), which now has enough support to pass in the Senate.

We need to urge House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), to advance KOSA to a markup session now.

It has been three months since Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg stood up during a Senate Hearing about protecting kids online and apologized to parents in the audience who tragically lost children at too young an age because of content they were exposed to on social media: Children who were fed pro-anorexia content, and starved themselves to death. Children who were fed pro-suicide content, and killed themselves. Children who were encouraged to send compromising photos, then blackmailed until they saw no way out except to kill themselves. Children who copied online challenges that went horribly wrong. The list goes on, and on, and on.

The sad reality is that children continue to be marketed to, preyed upon, and used for profit by technology companies, and Meta, TikTok, Discord and other social media companies have done little to mitigate known harms.

You can help protect children online by acting now.

Tell your elected officials to protect kids online and place responsible safeguards on Big Tech.

And after you do that, forward this message to any friends, relatives, neighbors or colleagues who share your concerns about the dangers facing children and teens online.

With your help, we can ensure a better future for our children, grandchildren and future generations. But we must act now.

Take Action. Stay Informed.