Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) has introduced the "Social Media Child Protection Act," a bill that would bar social media companies from allowing children under 16 to use their platforms. The bill would require Big Tech companies to verify the age of their users and give states the authority to bring civil lawsuits if a company violates the age limit restriction. The Federal Trade Commission would enforce fines if violations occur. The legislation aims to help improve the declining mental health of America's youth due to increased use of addictive media apps like TikTok and Instagram. President Biden has stated that Big Tech accountability is an area where "Congress can find common ground" and U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy has said that children under 13 are too young to be on social media.