Skip to content

ICYMI: Kids Online Safety Act Week of Action: Parents, Young People, & Advocates Call for Bill's Passage Amid Senate Hearing with Big Tech CEOs

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – In case you missed it, parents, young people, and groups supporting the Kids Online Safety Act, a bipartisan bill led by U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), advocated for the bill’s swift passage on Capitol Hill this week amid the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing with Big Tech CEOs.

Rally to Protect Kids Online

Senators Blumenthal and Blackburn joined a rally organized by youth activists, parents, and advocates outside the U.S. Capitol following the Senate Judiciary hearing with Big Tech CEOs on the industry’s failure to protect young people from the online harms of social media platforms. The rally’s hosts, Accountable Tech and Design It For Us, were joined by the advocacy groups FairplayParentsTogether ActionTech Oversight Project, and others to urge lawmakers to enact meaningful reforms for the future of kids’ online safety, including the Kids Online Safety Act. Video of the rally can be found here, and photos can be found here and here.

                                    Screenshot 2024-02-05 104607

Kids Online Safety Act Advocacy Day Kickoff

On Thursday following the hearing, families and advocates joined Senators Blumenthal and Blackburn at a Kids Online Safety Act Advocacy Day Kickoff Breakfast before meeting with House and Senate offices to urge lawmakers to support the legislation. More photos and video can be found here and here.

                                    Screenshot 2024-02-05 104800

Parents Share Their Stories

Parents who have lost children shared their stories and urged for the passage of the Kids Online Safety Act. News stories can be found here, here, here, here, and here.

                                  Screenshot 2024-02-13 122022

ParentsSOS Initiative

Fairplay and The David’s Legacy Foundation launched the Parents for Safe Online Spaces, or ParentsSOS. This educational initiative, created by families who have lost children to the harmful impacts of Big Tech, advocates for the enactment of social media safeguards for children by raising awareness and garnering support for the Kids Online Safety Act.

                                         Screenshot 2024-02-05 105101


Related Issues