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75% of the top social media platforms use AI to recommend children's profiles to strangers.
Of the top 100 free apps for kids in Google Play 1 in 3 have banner ads, including ads for adult content.
81% of 14 to 22-year-olds say they used social media either "daily" or "almost constantly."

What is the Maryland Kids Code?

The Maryland Kids Code passed the House of Delegates 112-24 on March 20, 2023, and nearly passed the Senate before being challenged by lobbyists representing tech companies and trade associations. The Maryland Kids Code (HB 603 / SB 571) was reintroduced by Delegates Jared Solomon (D-18) and C.T. Wilson (D-26), along with Maryland Senators Benjamin Kramer (D-19) and Chris West (R-42) for the 2024 legislation session.

The Kids Code would require privacy by design and default, and it would require online products and services reasonably likely to be accessed by children and teens under 18 to be age appropriate and designed in kids’ best interests. While Big Tech attempts to fight the AADC with infinite resources and lawsuits, legislators and civil society organizations are continuing to prioritize kids’ safety and wellbeing online.

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