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Should teens be given access to Social Media?

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Voting Style: Open with Elo Restrictions Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/3/2016 Category: Society
Updated: 11 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Zederath

Con

1st round is acceptance.

I personally believe that Social Media slowly plagues the culture of younger generations, and should not be accessible to them until they reach the age of maturity.

Teens and Kids = 0-17
Adults = 18 and above
Spectrekey

Pro

I accept, let's do this!
Debate Round No. 1
Zederath

Con

To start off, I would like to define

Social Media - websites and applications that enable users to create and share content or to participate in social networking.
Though I will not include websites/applications that are not necessarily dedicated to "Social Media" unlike Instagram or Facebook.

1.) Privacy is not valued or encouraged by Social Media.

A study by Pew Research Center shows that

91% post a photo of themselves, up from 79% in 2006.
71% post their school name, up from 49%.
71% post the city or town where they live, up from 61%.
92% post their real name to the profile they use most often.
84% post their interests, such as movies, music, or books they like.
82% post their birth date.
62% post their relationship status.
24% post videos of themselves.
http://www.pewinternet.org...

This means, during teenage years teens post personal information. Making them easy targets by sexual predators. Not only that, this could cause serious issues with security/privacy. This info can then be saved and can be sold or given out to other people. A good historical example of this is the case of Amanda Todd.
She tried to ensure conformity between herself and her peers. When she realized she had made a mistake, it was too late. This is what will happen to many other generations of teens, if some things are not restricted.

2.) Social Media encourages sexual nature to teens.

If you take a look at Instagram, many women/girls are objectifying themselves in order to appeal sexually to teens online. This can be viewed by anyone, and once you have something on the internet, it is very hard to get it off. 91% of teens take photos of themselves and post them on social media for everyone to view and download. With a culture that is constantly becoming more and more open and more sexualized. More restrictions should be made for teens access to social media.
This can be done to avoid any further objectifying of women.
Spectrekey

Pro

Spectrekey forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
Zederath

Con

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Spectrekey

Pro

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Debate Round No. 3
Zederath

Con

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Spectrekey

Pro

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Debate Round No. 4
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