Parents whose children died from cyberbullying and drug-laced products purchased on mobile applications are pushing U.S. Congress to pass two bills to tighten children’s cybersecurity, The Hill reports. The Kids Online Safety Act and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act 2.0 both passed out of a Senate committee in July. KOSA would establish a "duty of care for social media platforms to prevent and mitigate harm to minors,” while requiring the “strictest privacy settings” as the default for minors. COPPA 2.0 updates the original COPPA to include children ages 12-16.
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