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Florida Social Media Ban

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The Florida Legislature gave a thumbs up to a bill banning children under 16 from using any social media. With cyber-bullying on the rise and the addictive, infinite-scroll of many platforms, the bill has surprisingly wide support. Many people are concerned about parental rights and free speech concerns so we asked our favorite TikTok family (the Texas bang-cutting sisters) for their thoughts on the matter.
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Florida's legislation, awaiting Governor Ron DeSantis's approval, aims to ban users under 16 from major social platforms like Facebook and TikTok, enforcing a stricter policy than similar laws in other states. Critics argue that it infringes on constitutional...
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Show transcript
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Florida lawmakers are back in the news but this time it's about
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a bill that will limit social media access for minors.
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Mhm The controversial bill is created as a response to Florida's concerns
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about minors access to social media platforms and it would raise the
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minimum age for social media users to 16.
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Even if their parents gives them access and approval to get on
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these platforms, even if their parents give them the permission,
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it sounds like the law is the law no matter what your
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parents says. Isn't that crazy?
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So even the government has more control over the parents on this
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one. That's pretty well it in Florida.
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But yeah, so the Senate in the House already approved
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the bill and the state hopes that it would prevent more Children
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from falling victim to the addictive programming of some of these apps
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I mean, Tik Tok,
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I'd be addicted too sometimes.
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So sometimes I just go in on a downward spiral on on
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tiktok. But in addition,
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over the last few years,
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there has been an increase in suicide rates and cyber bullying
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And so the supporters of the bill are hoping that this
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kind of helps that and,
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you know, lower those numbers.
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But yeah, again,
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social media, there's good,
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there's bad. It's,
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it's, it's a mixed bag,
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I think. And like a growing up it's like we didn't
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have that. Myspace was my first lot of taste of it
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It's a whole another monster now,
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you know. Yeah,
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it's so different now.
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So, yeah, I mean,
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to kind of bring more light to this,
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we actually have the Sarria family which you you're gonna recognize right
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away when bring them on to share their own take on
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social media and going viral and stuff like that.
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But let's bring them on Zamaripa family.
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Thank you for having us.
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Thank you girls and we appreciate it.
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First of all, what are your thoughts on this band?
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I feel like I understand where Florida is coming from,
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but it's not fair for those kids that are actually and for
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those families that are actually using the social media in the right
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way. So it's kind of like a double edged sword,
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you know what I mean?
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And as a parent,
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how do you navigate social media with your kids?
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So for example, since they have their own account,
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they like to make their own videos and they'll go to my
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mom and they're like,
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mom, can we post this and my mom will check everything
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She's like, hm,
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I don't know, hold on,
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take this part off or take this.
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So she kind of helps us.
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So we won't, you know,
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and stuff like that and they're not allowed to answer any messages
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They all come to me.
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They have curfews, they do have curfews on their phones.
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They both have parental control on their phones.
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screen time,
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screen time. She used to have screen time for a long
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time because they did not have phones.
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It is our job to protect our kids.
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You should be using those parental controls as it is already.
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They're there for a reason.
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I understand that some people aren't educated on social media.
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I know because my mom,
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that's my mom. You know,
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if something comes up,
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I always tell them,
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hey, you don't answer anything.
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Like just go, she sends us videos saying like,
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oh yeah, I'll be in school.
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My mom's like, and it's a whole tiktok of people like
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putting pills into the smarties and stuff like that.
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So I'm like, OK,
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so what kind of reaction did your family get when your,
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when your video went viral?
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Was it, was it all positive?
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Do you also see where,
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you know, like some concerns all positive.
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They've been doing videos since they were in diapers.
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I think she started,
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she started it. They've been doing videos and I used to
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have like nap chaat and everybody that knew us.
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So they knew me.
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They're like, oh my God,
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it says N tu oh my God,
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you guys should have a show,
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then Tik Tok came along,
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they showed me how to use tiktok.
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But then I was like a family one and then it just
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went back and forth and everything was positive because everybody's like,
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we always knew me and my sisters always had a mentality.
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We like, we're going to get famous.
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We're going to be famous on tiktok.
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We can do this and then when it hit us,
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we're like, OK,
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what do we do now?
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For another thing? What do we do?
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And even me and I'm like,
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everybody, they'll send messages be like,
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oh miss this and that.
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I'm like, God,
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I'm like, at least you guys got famous for something funny
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I let everybody know me for like they have,
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I feel like, oh well,
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it is what it is.
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They have big personalities like definitely I was telling the Morita,
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I'm like, imagine if they took social media away from you
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what would happen?
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We would have to go back to doing our dishes or we
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would go back to,
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oh my God, it's true.
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So I can only say what happens here in my household.
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As you can see,
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I have my hands full with the five girls.
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So this is what works for me.
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The parental controls, the educating them,
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the speaking to them and uno de papa a macron your policy
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like la. It is like the,
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oh I have to do it because now I'll get my phone
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taken away you get,
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this is very sneaky.
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So I know who as a parent she's like,
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you know, who you need to spend more time with that
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name. And before we hop off,
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guys, Camila have your bangs grown back.
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I know. Not really.
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And now every time she complains that her BS poke out,
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my mom's like Valentina,
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we need to cut her hair again because I'm officially her stylist
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when it comes to cutting hair.
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I don't want to,
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she wants him, I don't want,
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I don't want to cut him.
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I wanna go to professional honey.
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I am a professional.
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So. Oh, well,
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thank you guys so much for coming on and where can everyone
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find you? What are your social media handles?
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Mine is ours,
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you know, PP 956 EC with 11 F so it's in
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Spanish, P 96 on tiktok and then Grecia Zamaripa on Instagram
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and also P 956 on youtube and same for Facebook,
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Grecia Zamaripa and Valentina.
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Mine is Valentina Zamaripa on Instagram and tiktok.
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I'm happy. I'm smiling.
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I'm so glad I finally got to meet you.
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I was like, I'm never going to meet them.
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I was excited. I got to meet you guys.
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I watch your stuff.
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I was in the car and my mom's like,
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do you know them?
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And I was like,
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I think he said,
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I don't know and she's like,
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look, it's them finding that you need to look at their
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job. I love it.
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I strive to have a family like yours that you guys are
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goals. We didn't say go back to school.
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I know you guys went out but you guys go back.
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It's lunch time guys.
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Thank you. Oh Those are beautiful.
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You do. Honestly,
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Cemento Joyas. I have baby fever like I'm good at it
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I am gonna have five kids and,
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and we're all gonna be Tik Tok baby.
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I'm excited. It's so cute.
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It looks like such a beautiful,
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like loving home. Like there's always laughs and,
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and mama is gonna lay down a lot too.
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That's why I like it's like,
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you know what like,
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you know, we can have fun.
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Yeah. Honestly like that,
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that's super mom right there.