The party of “personal responsibility” and “it’s not society’s responsibility to help raise your kids” now wants to help you when it comes to how much time your kids spend on social media. But child care? You’re still on your own.
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It’s past 10pm – do you know whether or not your kids are on tiktok? Well, if a proposed social media curfew gets signed into law, you won’t have to cause the government will do that for you.
Honestly, I do think it’s good to be talking about options because social media can be harmful to mental health and certainly there are bad people online with bad intentions. But I’m also a little confused that the calls to do this are coming from Republicans – the party of personal responsibility. It’s not the government’s prerogative to help your house, feed and educate your children because that’s your job. But when it comes to social media, let us help you, parent.
The Wisconsin lawmaker who introduced this said, “Our parents have had next to no tools to protect their kids from the harms of social media.” Did I miss the part where parents MUST give their kids a smartphone? Is that a mandatory thing I should know about before I have kids?
Some of the resources we reference in our conversation:
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