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Keikyo
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derogatory
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Facebook was talking about lowering there age requirements.

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Keikyo
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/9/2013 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 485 times Debate No: 41983
Debate Rounds (2)
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Keikyo

Con

I don't really think they should lower the age restrictions even though some may say there are already some kids under 13. If they lowered it. It gives the idea that it is safe for young children but in my experience it isn't. Cyberbullying runs rampant on the Internet and Facebook, being a social networking site is filled with this. No parent can constantly moderator their children's activity and being a young child means they could get easier hurt.
derogatory

Pro

Honestly it doesn't make a difference because of how simple it is now becoming to create an account and without a doubt there are under 13's with a fake account. kids may have older friends and family who encourage them to use it. also, trying to prevent something from going public makes it go public and I would like to employ reverse psychology by maybe lowering the age limit to see what happens. Also, these sites provide a great way to communicate with friends and family across long distances.
Debate Round No. 1
Keikyo

Con

Well the why I saw it. It creates the illusion to parents that Facebook is a safe place for children and there are ways for parents to block Facebook for their children to use it. So, its not that easy if parents are informed. The question is if they lower the age they may not even question if it is truly safe. Reverse psychology does work in some cases but if you tell your kid it is okay to eat a cookie they'll eat it , if you catch my drift. Phones work the same but you know everyone on it.
derogatory

Pro

derogatory forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by Ieatbagels 3 years ago
Ieatbagels
Kids are going to lie about there age to get a Facebook account anyways, so doesn't really matter.
Posted by Keikyo 3 years ago
Keikyo
My first debate here so I guess whatever the competitor prefers.
Posted by themohawkninja 3 years ago
themohawkninja
Is the first round for acceptance, or is pro jumping right into the rebuttal?
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Vote Placed by STALIN 3 years ago
STALIN
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