ICYMI: Governor Youngkin Takes on Social Media Influence on Kids

News Digest | Office of Governor Youngkin

RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH: At parents event in Henrico, Youngkin takes on social media influence on kids

Gov. Glenn Youngkin made the third stop on his “parents matter conversation” tour Tuesday morning, joining state Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant, R-Henrico, at Crestview Elementary School in Henrico County. The event was a chance to tout bills that have passed and bills that the administration plans to keep fighting for, along with listening to the audience for concerns and suggestions.

WRIC: Virginia parents voice concerns to Governor Youngkin over protecting kids on social media

According to the U.S. Surgeon General, spending more than three hours a day on social media doubles the risk of a child between the ages of 12 to 15 experiencing poor mental health outcomes, including symptoms of depression and anxiety. On Tuesday, Aug. 8, Governor Glenn Youngkin met with parents in Henrico County as part of a “Parents Matter” discussion and heard all about how families are handling their children being online.

WTVR: Governor wants to ’empower parents.’ These parents want him to protect their kids from social media companies.

Governor Glenn Youngkin (R-Virginia) made parents, and the rights of parents, a main pillar of his successful run for governor in Virginia. 

VIRGINIA MERCURY: At parent-focused event, Youngkin takes aim at social media’s ‘destructive influence’

At the latest of three “Parents Matter” town halls he’s hosting around Virginia ahead of pivotal General Assembly elections this fall, Gov. Glenn Youngkin hit on his usual themes of giving parents a bigger role in schools, raising expectations for student achievement and finding “multiple pathways” for young Virginians to start careers. 

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