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Utah Passes Law Requiring Parental Consent for Minors on Social Media: How DNS Filtering Can Help Protect Children Online

Utah has passed a new law that requires parental consent for minors to use social media. The law aims to protect children from potential harm and social media addiction, but critics argue it could be difficult to enforce and limit free speech. The law will take effect in March 2024 and could set a precedent for other states.

Under the new law, social media companies must obtain consent from parents or legal guardians of minors before collecting, storing, or using their personal information. The law also requires social media platforms to provide an option for parents to access and delete any information their children have shared on the platform.

Parental controls with DNS filtering are a type of internet filter that parents can use to limit their children’s access to certain websites and online content. This type of filter works by using a DNS (Domain Name System) server to redirect requests for specific websites or types of content to a block page or a filtered version of the website.

DNS filtering can be a useful tool for parents who want to protect their children from online threats such as inappropriate content, cyberbullying, and phishing attacks. It can also be helpful in managing screen time and limiting access to specific websites or online activities during certain times of the day.

Some parental control solutions that use DNS filtering also offer additional features such as content categorization, which can automatically block access to websites in certain categories such as gambling, drugs, or adult content. These solutions can also allow parents to create individual profiles for each child and set customized filtering rules based on their age and maturity level.

Overall, parental controls with DNS filtering can be an effective way for parents to protect their children from online dangers and promote safe and responsible internet use.

To ensure compliance with the new law and provide the first layer of protection for children online, start your free trial here.

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