Florida legislators last month approved legislation that will ban children under 14 from using social media apps such as TikTok, Instagram and X. Those aged 14 or 15 will need a parent’s approval before they can sign up.

Is this nanny statism on steroids, or a necessary measure to protect children from platforms that often serve up content that isn’t suitable for them — and from apps with which many clearly have an unhealthy relationship?..

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