One of the craziest proposals pending in the Minnesota legislature is legislation that recently passed in California (and is pending in the courts).
The legislation purports to keep teens safe while on-line.
Of course it would do nothing of this sort but it would curtail the ability of young people to learn healthy social media use and for their parents to be the instigator of that discussion rather than Big Government.
Well, this spring the American Psychological Association (APA) issued a report that found that the best way to make decisions about the “age-appropriate use of social media” “should be based on each adolescent’s level of maturity (e.g., self-regulation skills, intellectual development, comprehension of risks) and home environment.”
With those criteria, it appears quite a few members of the Minnesota legislature still need adult supervision while accessing the Internet.
You can read the full APA report and its recommendations for teaching your children about safe use of social media here.