I don't feel children can grasp the concept that what they say on a social site might exist forever. They will go through stages and they might become totally different people. I hate Facebook because employers can judge you by your friends and their comments as well. Yet I hate to ignore people I know based on this, and I don't yet. If I need a new job some day a lot of friends and family will be unfriended.
I don't see how your argument does much. It would only lead on to wonder if certain teens need protection or if you think children can act as adults. Now in the legal system we see both. We pass laws that claim ( for example) that a 14 year old can't get married. While children as young as 11 are tried as adults.
Adults do stupid stuff too but I believe that children who as I said 14 and older can be more responsible than a 25 year old man sometimes. I believe that children can be on Facebook with parents permission because if kids don't know how to take things serously they will not learn responsibility.
I know people that drive drunk every day and don't have accidents. And while this might seem a little off topic, I'm trying to show the relevance in your argument that some 14 year olds can act as adults. I have no doubt there are a few that are responsible enough as children, but I could say the same for some drunk drivers. I think most children should avoid certain types of media, while many adults shouldn't drive drunk. Heck I my opinion many shouldn't be allowed to drive sober.
Your argument confuses me in a way but I see what your trying to say. But I have to ask you this have you known any children that you met in person that drank and drove. if not this is why children are more controlled learning that when mature enough
they will learn who and who not to talk to online. This possibly is the only time I say it's a good idea that the media show explote this to teach kids. By the way I do not get the last sentence you posted, Are you saying your not mature enough to drive.
"I" should have been" in" in the last sentence. I see all to many driving while talking on their phones ect hoping to get from point a to point b hoping that nothing goes wrong while they turn their attention away from their driving responsibilities.