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Legislators Try to Ban Social Media for Kids

By Eric Harvey, J.D.

Children's safety online remains a top priority for government agencies in the United States, while school officials across the country are increasingly instituting social media policies for students. As the stakes get higher, with wrongful death lawsuits against social media companies, federal and state legislators are working on additional measures for protecting…

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Social Media Shopping Scams Plague Young Adults

By Adam Duggan, Esq.

You'd think that with young adults using so much social media, they'd be pretty Tweet-smart by now. After all, even Millennials have been lauded for shaking things up in the workforce with their tech savvy. But America's youth are falling for social media shopping scams at an alarming pace. Just…

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Republican Bill Targets Trans-Inclusivity in School Sports

By Vaidehi Mehta, Esq.

In the U.S., recent legislative developments at the federal level over the last few months may jeopardize constitutional protections against sex- or gender-based discrimination. Most recently, for example, a bill just passed in the House of Representatives aims to modify Title IX. As the country's eminent civil rights law, Title…

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Sixteen for Social Media? Congress May Say So

By Steven Ellison, Esq.

Rates of depression, anxiety, and suicide among teens and adolescents have skyrocketed since the rise of social media. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the suicide rate among 10- to 24-year-olds increased by 57% between 2007 and 2017. Some in Congress blame Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, TikTok, and other Big…

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Can Kids Travel Alone?

By Jordan Walker, J.D.

If you're a minor flying internationally or taking a domestic flight alone or with an adult who is not your legal guardian, you're considered an "unaccompanied minor." And to travel on your own, there are certain documents you need to have with you, including a child travel consent form. Whether…

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Can Teenagers Get in Trouble for Skipping School?

By Jordan Walker, J.D.

Teens skipping school is a tale as old as time. In the words of the most famous high school student ever, Ferris Bueller, “How can I possibly be expected to handle school on a day like this?" Although staying home from school for a “mental health” day…

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