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Vermont Kids Code
What is the Kids Code?
The Kids Code is a consumer protection bill that would require online products reasonably likely to be accessed by children under 18 to be age-appropriate, institute privacy by design and default, and be designed with kids’ best interests.
The Kids Code is being introduced in Vermont following the most comprehensive legal challenge to social media’s impact on the health and well-being of children to date in the US. Together, 41 states, including Vermont, have sued Meta for intentionally designing addictive and harmful products. The Kids Code would address the extractive practices outlined by Vermont Attorney General Charity Clark in the Vermont lawsuit, including the use of extortive privacy practices and the use of addictive features such as infinite scroll and autoplay.