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  • Writer's pictureNicki Reisberg

Social Media is Not Safe (with Marc Berkman)

Updated: 4 days ago



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This episode is all about social media safety. I constantly wonder; will my children be safe on social media? The short answer is no.


To advise on the topic, I brought in Marc Berkman, who is the CEO of the Organization for Social Media Safety.


Together, we walk through evidence-based harms that exist on social media and proposed legislation to make social media a safer space for us to connect.


We also discuss this week's congressional hearing where we will learn more about 9 proposed online safety bills including KOSA, Sammy's Law, COPPA 2.0, APRA and others. Fingers crossed for creating safer online spaces for us and our children to connect!



Tell your representative if online safety for children is important to you. Visit this link and enter your ZIP code at the top-right.


About Marc Berkman:

Marc Berkman serves as the CEO of the Organization for Social Media Safety (OFSMS), which he has grown into the world's preeminent consumer protection organization focused on social media. Under Marc's leadership, OFSMS has developed a state-of-the-art social media safety curriculum and has taught essential safety skills to hundreds of thousands of students, parents, and educators across the world. Marc has also guided OFSMS' advocacy efforts leading to the passage of groundbreaking social media safety legislation like Jordan’s Law, the nation’s first law to deter social media-motivated violence. And Marc has spearheaded major partnerships between OFSMS and prestigious non-governmental organizations, including ones with DARE: America to expand access to social media safety education and with U.C.L.A. to undertake innovative social media safety research. As a globally recognized expert in social media safety, Marc has been featured in notable publications like the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Times. Previously, Marc served for over a decade as a senior advisor to members of the United States Congress and the California State Assembly. Marc received his JD from Columbia Law School and his BA from UC Berkeley. He lives with his wife and two children in Los Angeles, CA.

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