The United States may soon become the first country to introduce a law prohibiting children under the age of 18 from using social media without their parents’ consent. While it is unclear how the regulations will be enforced, CNN reports that the governors of Arkansas and Utah have recently signed bills regarding social media use. The proposed laws would require social media companies to verify the age of users before allowing them to sign up, and would make it mandatory for children under 18 to obtain parental permission to use platforms like TikTok and Instagram. US lawmakers are also exploring further legislation to address concerns about social media platforms, including online harassment. This move is aimed at protecting young children from the negative effects of social media, an issue that has long concerned parents and lawmakers alike in the US and other countries.