The National Association of Attorneys General is pressuring Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to shutter signed a six-page letter dated Monday that was addressed to the CEO.. Over 40 state attorneys general
“Facebook has historically failed to protect the welfare of children on its platforms,” the group said in the letter.
The signees agreed that using social media could be detrimental to, especially if they’re not prepared to navigate the accompanying challenges. The letter also noted that social media sites exploit users’ , and can lead to body dissatisfaction, as well as low self-esteem. In addition, the attorneys general said that children don’t have a developed understanding of privacy, which could cause future problems related to the permanency of the internet.
“They are also simply too young to navigate the complexities of what they encounter online, including inappropriate content and online relationships where other users, including predators, can cloak their identities using the anonymity of the internet,” the group said.
Facebook didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.