Australia to Ban Social Media for Under-14 Children in South

Expressed concern about the negative impact of social media on mental wellbeing. citing evidence of addictive algorithms that exploit young minds
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South Australia is considering a groundbreaking ban on social media for teens under the age of 14. The state's premier, Peter Malinauskas, announced the plan and has appointed a legal expert, Robert French, former Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, to explore how to enforce this first-of-its-kind law in Australia.

The proposal would prohibit social media use for any South Australian under the age of 14 and require parental permission for 14 and 15-year-olds. Malinauskas expressed concern about the negative impact of social media on mental wellbeing. citing evidence of addictive algorithms that exploit young minds.

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