Amid rising awareness about alleged harm associated with social media, Meta has expressed support for laws for young users.
Meta has officially called for laws forcing the app stores to get parental approval before downloading the application.
Meta Pushes The Burden Over Others
In a surprising move, Meta has asked the authorities to shift the burden of parental approval from companies to the app stores.
The firm’s safety chief, Antigone Davis, said they support laws that require app stores to get parents’ consent in case their child wants to download apps.
The chief said a “simple, industry-wide solution” will regulate children’s use of social media.
81% of US Parents Agree
In its blog, Meta referred to a Pew survey that was recently conducted that showed 81% of parents said parental control was a good thing.
Such laws will enable parents to decide if they want to approve any download with an age certification feature.