Maryland Kids Code Coalition Applauds Legislative Leaders’ Support for Youth Online Safety

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ANNAPOLIS – The Maryland Kids Code Coalition applauded Senate President Bill Ferguson and House Speaker Adrienne A. Jones for prioritizing youth online safety by including the Maryland Kids Code in today’s newly-announced legislative consumer protection package. The leaders’ endorsement comes the day after Sen. Ben Kramer and Dels. Jared Solomon and CT Wilson reintroduced the bill, which would make online technology safer for young users and protect their privacy. 

“Our coalition of young people, parents, educators and medical professionals thanks Senate President Ferguson and House Speaker Jones for their leadership and for recognizing that we need stronger consumer protections in Maryland to ensure kids’ safety online,” said Maryland Kids Code Coalition advocate Elizabeth Elliott. “With this strong support from leaders in Annapolis, we’re more optimistic than ever about passing meaningful online protections for kids this year in the form of Maryland Kids Code legislation.”

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