Lack of action by Congress to protect kids online criticized at U.S. Senate hearing

By: - February 14, 2023 4:07 pm

Eighth grade students listen to a police lecture on internet safety and cyberbullying at the Scofield Magnet Middle School on Oct. 24, 2022 in Stamford, Connecticut. Police officers from the Stamford Police department’s community outreach program have been addressing students citywide at the invitation of school administrators. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that student incidents of cyberbullying are highest in middle schools, and children ages 11-14 spend an average of 9 hours of screen time per day nationwide. (Photo by John Moore | Getty Images)

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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.