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Social media companies have collectively made nearly 100 tweaks to their platforms to comply with new standards in the United Kingdom to improve online safety for kids. That’s according to a new report by the U.S.-based nonprofit Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development.

“From what we know about the brain and what we know about adolescent development, many of these are the right steps to take to try and reduce harms,” says Mitch Prinstein, a neuroscientist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and chief science adviser at the American Psychological Association.


Prinstein was also quoted in a Washington Post article about Congress giving research into kids and social media a cash infusion.