Actress Kate Winslet has called on governments to require social media companies to enforce age restrictions to protect children’s mental health.
The Oscar-winning star, 47, said security checks were “much stricter” while she called on those in power to “suppress” the issue.
Speaking to the BBC, she said many parents feel “completely powerless” to help their children cope with the impact of social media.
Winslet starred with her daughter, Mia Threapleton, in the Channel 4 series I Am Ruthtells the story of a worried mother who sees her daughter becoming increasingly tired of the pressures of the online world.
“I really struggle with social media,” she said. I struggle with its apparent impact on teen mental health.
“I wish that there would be some platforms banned before a certain age. I wish the security checks would be much stricter.”
With teens, “there’s a way” and “if they want to get on that platform, they can,” says Winslet.
However, she added: “I believe more safeguards and accountability are needed because parents are frustrated.”
I Am Ruth was part of the Bafta .-nominated and lead-female drama anthology I’mcreated by filmmaker Dominic Savage.
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