WFYI: Governor candidate Brad Chambers proposes online child safety plan

By Brandon Smith
WFYI Indianapolis

Republican gubernatorial candidate Brad Chambers wants to create measures aimed at helping protect children online.

Chambers said his campaign will focus heavily on policy issues, and he’s starting with online child safety because it puts an “exclamation point” on the fact that children are critical to Indiana’s present and future.

“Addressing the challenges that parents have in today’s technology environment is super important to just make a priority,” Chamber said.

His proposal would require stricter age verification on social media, gaming platforms and adult sites. And it would limit data collection of users under age 18.

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