Utah Gov. Spencer Cox signed House Bill 311 and Senate Bill 152 on Thursday, which regulate how social media platforms engage with minors. Under Utah law, minors are now prohibited from entering into any online contract without parental consent.      The regulations represent the first of their kind in the US. A growing number … Read more

This week, the Utah Legislature passed two bills that would establish the Utah Social Media Regulation Act and regulate social media usage affecting youth in the state.      The House passed an amended version of Senate Bill 152 on Wednesday, which would require social media companies to verify the age of users and obtain … Read more

The Medical Director of Pediatric Behavioral Health at the University of Utah (U of U) and Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital, Lisa Giles, MD, is optimistic about the progress to come around youth mental health and crisis in Utah. Speaking to State of Reform, she said the statewide focus on improving mental health offers a positive … Read more