Photo courtesy of Josh Hawley, US Senate

MO Senator Josh Hawley Proposing Social Media Age Restriction

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri is proposing a bill that would set a minimum age requirement for children to have social media.

According to the bill, the age limit would be set at 16-years-old.

It would also require social media companies to confirm the age of their users before allowing them to create an account, and create a Congressional study on the mental health effects of social media on children.

Hawley says the law is designed to help protect children online.