We’re collecting signatures from young people across the State of California to send a clear message to the California State Assembly: Support the California Age Appropriate Design Code Bill.
See our open letter and add your name below:
April 12, 2022
Dear California Assembly:
As young people who grew up in this digital era, we urge you to support the California Age Appropriate Design Code Bill, AB 2273 (Wicks-D and Cunningham-R).
Our generation has unique insight and experience with the impact online platforms and social media apps have on our daily lives. Right now, platforms have no requirement or incentive to design their products with the well-being of youth in mind, even though research indicates kids ages 8-12 spend more than five hours online a day, and teenagers ages 13-18 report almost nine hours a day.
It is past time for online platforms to prioritize people over profit, especially children and young people who are still growing and developing.
We urge you to support AB 2273 and have California lead the nation in protecting our childhood. Amongst its full provisions, AB 2273 would:
- Require online products and services that children can access to be designed by default for the protection and privacy of children;
- Maintain the highest level of privacy settings by default;
- Provide easily accessible reporting tools for privacy and inappropriate behavior concerns; and
- Prohibit covered platforms from collecting and retaining any personal information for users under age 18 that is not necessary to the service being provided.
We know the change we want and need to see in our digital spaces. Our voices should help guide decisions or laws that affect young people. We urge you to heed our call for action and support the California Age Appropriate Design Code Bill.
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