New bill limits social media use: How it impacts Ohio families

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — A new state law may go into effect this summer that tightens restrictions on social media use.

Utah has become the first state to pass legislation limiting teen access to social media, and Ohio has a similar bill in the works.

Utah Governor Spencer Cox signed a pair of bills Thursday, requiring parental consent before kids can sign-up for social media sites.

They also prohibit anyone under 18 from using social media from 10:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. and require age-verification for anyone who wants to use social media in Utah.

Similarly, the Social Media Parental Notification Act is a recently introduced proposal spearheaded by Ohio Lt. Governor Husted that would require social media and gaming companies to determine if a child is under 16 and get parental permission for them to use those platforms.

According to Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted, the legislation will give parents more control over what their child sees online.

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