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eightsquare
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16ilogan
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Is Social Networking a Safe Environment for Kids?

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eightsquare
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/8/2013 Category: Society
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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eightsquare

Con

First round can include an argument.
16ilogan

Pro

I personally think that it is a safe environment when it comes to privacy settings. You can accept your own friend requests and get permission to view others pages and you also can see who is viewing your page. There are many ways to be safe on the Internet. These are just some of them.
Debate Round No. 1
eightsquare

Con

First let me clarify that by kids I mean under 13. Kids below 13 are not allowed on social networking sites for a reason, its because they are not mature enough to to be trusted to worry about privacy. However as the system is so easy to bypass we see many children below 13 lying about their age and joining these websites. They can be victims of cyber bullying and can unknowingly pass on personal information to others. Children cannot make the distinction between what is to be kept private and what not, and can pass on information that should not be passed on even to friends. (NOTE: I am talking about the general populace. There will be some exceptions).
Also, there are far better ways to spend one's time when young. Social networking sites are addicting. The eat into the rest of a person's schedule. Even if time online is restricted the urge to check one's profile can be distracting. Unlike older people and adults who may have friends in other countries, it is very unlikely that a child has such friends too. Even if he/she does, there is nothing wrong with using email. A child's social circle is unlikely to be much bigger than friends in the same school or area where they live. There is no point wasting time to tell your friends what you are doing every moment of the day. If one wants to talk to their friends, a call will easily suffice.
Debate Round No. 2
eightsquare

Con

I will take my opponent's sudden lack of interest to be a sign of concession.
16ilogan

Pro

16ilogan forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by Juris 4 years ago
Juris
hahaha..LOL.. that was very funny..."WHATEVER" hahaa
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