Gov. Little vs. social media: Could Idaho minors be banned from TikTok and Instagram?

Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Monday lashed out against social media platforms, calling them an “obvious reason for the decline in youth mental health” and asking the Legislature to “protect” children from them.

Depending on how legislators respond to the governor’s call to action, Idaho may become the next state to restrict young people’s social media use.

Coming less than two months after the Treasure Valley experienced a teen suicide cluster, Little during his State of the State address Monday spoke about the need to address youth suicide in Idaho and said social media companies play a significant role in making young people today feel more isolated than any previous generation.