Senator Gounardes Discusses His Legislation to Protect Children on Social Media

Senator Andrew Gounardes joined Attorney General Tish James, #HalfTheStory Project founder Larissa May, and New York Times columnist Michelle Goldberg at the Center for Brooklyn History to discuss his proposals to keep kids safe on social media.

The panel explored the current dangers posed by social media companies, their predatory actions, and their profound impact on the well-being of children and teens. With lawmakers across the country attempting to reign in the growing industry, the group discussed how New York is at the forefront of curbing two of the most harmful practices for our children—addictive algorithms and data collection—and what we can do to foster a safer social media environment for the next generation.