AASA Weighs in on Three Student Privacy/Mental Health Bills

May 14, 2024

The Senate Commerce committee is taking a series of actions on three different bills related to student data and privacy and social media. We have responded to all three, and the letters are linked below. 

The KOSA letter was recently added as of May 23.

  • The Kids Off Social Media Act: This bill, introduced by Senator Schatz, is focused on social media access. AASA joined 15 other national school and library groups to express our concerns with the bill as it relates to inclusion of the Eyes on the Board Act, and concerns about this bill’s impingement on local control over school content, potential impact on E-Rate payments, and its screen time policy requirements. Read our letter
  • COPPA 2.0: AASA remains proud to support the reauthorization of COPPA as led by Senator Markey. We are re-upping our letter of support (originally circulated in April) ahead of Committee action on the bill.
  • Kids Online Safety Act:  AASA joined education and technology organizations expressing our ongoing concerns with KOSA as currently drafted, and outlined the definitional changes needed to make the bill more functional. Read our letter here