Here's How to Actually Keep Kids and Teens Safe Online

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September 19, 2023

For years, researchers have documented the negative effects of spending time online, particularly for kids and teens. But the Internet has become an inescapable part of modern life—so how do we protect the most vulnerable members of society without cutting them off from this resource? That's the goal of new bills like the the Kids Online Safety Act (KOSA), but critics have noted how those proposed regulations can actually do more harm than good. Instead, Scientific American spoke with experts about the real evidence-backed ways to protect young people online.

Sophie Bushwick, Associate Editor, Technology


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