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State attorneys want TikTok and Snap to support third-party parental control apps


TikTok and Snapchat need more parental controls, a letter signed by 44 attorneys general stated.
Yesterday, the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a series of concerns to the two social apps, which are commonly used among teens.
The attorneys general cited a range of problems they had with the social media apps, including, more broadly, the negative impact they can have on the physical, emotional and mental well-being of children and teens. They also noted that content depicting abusive sexual relationships can seriously harm a child’s view of a healthy relationship, helping to perpetuate domestic abuse and human trafficking. And the letter stressed that TikTok and Snapchat don’t effectively collaborate with third-party parental control apps to allow parents to monitor and restrict what their children can do on their platforms.
The NAAG cited a study from one such app, Bark, which analyzed 3.4 …

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