DTSP Comments on the Initiative to Protect Youth Mental Health, Safety & Privacy Online

The Digital Trust & Safety Partnership (DTSP) filed comments with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) in response to their request for comment on Kids Online Health and Safety.

Read the comments here.

The Digital Trust & Safety Partnership (DTSP) welcomes the opportunity to respond to the NTIA request for comment (RFC) on the Initiative To Protect Youth Mental Health, Safety & Privacy online. DTSP shares the Biden-Harris Administration’s goal of preventing and mitigating any adverse health effects while preserving the benefits that digital services have for the health and wellbeing of young people and society at large.

Our partnership brings together providers of diverse digital products and services around shared commitments to trust and safety, and a framework of best practices and assessments grounded in the experience of practitioners. Current DTSP partners are listed on our website. Please note that our submission is intended to complement those provided by partner companies, as well as the wide range of industry and multistakeholder collaborations and initiatives that focus on the safety and wellbeing of young people.

This response focuses on the state of industry practices for trust and safety overall, which support and enhance approaches intended to support the health and safety of minors. Where relevant, we also provide information on other DTSP initiatives that may be useful to NTIA as it considers further actions to protect youth mental health, safety, and privacy online. In particular, we highlight findings from our recent report on guiding principles and best practices for age assurance.