Regulation

Social media ban endangers children


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Mark Littlewood writes for CapX

In the Media

IEA research featured in The Critic

Matthew Lesh quoted in GuidoFawkes

IEA Director of Public Policy and Communications Matthew Lesh has been quoted in GuidoFawkes, criticising the government’s idea of a social media ban for children under the age of 16.

Matthew said: 

“This is an utterly ill-conceived if not harmful idea. Millions of young people use social media to connect with friends and family, join and build communities, express their identity, and for entertainment and relaxation. 

“Being online is an essential part of growing up. A ban could just push children to riskier and less moderated platforms.”

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