Tell the FTC: Protect our kids online

Re: Document ID FTC-2022-0073-0001

Children spend a lot of time online to learn, socialize, and play -- but there are very few rules in place to protect them. The FTC must take action against companies purposefully designing their products to manipulate kids.

Kids' health and their privacy are both at risk. Features that keep kids addicted to their games and apps increase screen time and can lead to damage to their mental and physical health. And design elements that encourage children to divulge information about themselves leads to companies holding millions of data points about each child before they turn 13 years old.

I call on the FTC to step in to protect minors from these substantial harms by adopting a rule prohibiting the use of certain categories of manipulative design practices on kids.