Lack of action by Congress to protect kids online criticized at U.S. Senate hearing

A Portland parent testified before the committee, telling them that her son Carson committed suicide after being harassed online by anonymous bullies

By: - February 14, 2023 3:39 pm
Kristin Bride, Portland social media reform advocate

Kristin Bride of Portland testifies before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023 about cyberbullying. Her 16-year-old son Caron committed suicide after being harassed by cyberbullies. (Screenshot of CPAN recording of hearing)

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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.