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should kids get a facebook

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Started: 12/6/2016 Category: People
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Debating Period
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should kids get a facebook yes but i can see no so i will leave it to you.Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg claims there is no harm for underaged children to have facebook accounts,
that COOPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection) is wrong to ban them from this large social community.
In fact Consumer report survey suggest that 7.5 million users are under 13 as it is.Facebook is a popular social network, on the surface it doesn't seem dangerous.In ideal circumstances it would be a great place for children to stay in touch with their family and interact with friends.
But in the world of pedofila, child pornography and many other socially unacceptable behaviors, the question is obvious:
Is facebook safe for our children? So, 11- and 12-year-olds across Britain and the US are standing by in the hope that Mark Zuckerberg's plea for under-13s to be allowed to use Facebook is heard by their countries' decision-makers. Only, of course, they aren't . . . because they are already on it, tapping away furiously like all their mates, finding out what shopping centre to meet in after school tomorrow and what park to hang out in on Saturday afternoon. Under-13s might be banned from having Facebook accounts, both here and in the US, but that hasn't stopped hundreds of thousands of them from using false dates of birth to rule-dodge.

Yes, of course parents like me worry that means our kids are at risk of both being bullied and of bullying others . . . but the important thing to realise here is that Facebook is only an arena for bullying, like the school lunch hall or the playground. No one is trying to ban under-13s from those places.

Some fear that their children are prey for paedophiles, advertisers and other baddies on Facebook: again, does your kid travel alone, or go to a shopping centre without you? Most children do, from the time they go to secondary school. And just as you teach them the rules for staying safe when they're out and about alone, so you teach them the rules for staying safe online.

Facebook is about what life is about, which is connecting with others. When children are young, we supervise them: as they get older, we trust them to connect without us around all the time. And what Facebook does is teach our kids a language that will undoubtedly be crucial to their future: because today's children are going to be interacting online with friends and, in the future, business colleagues and customers, for the rest of their lives. Why, when we're trying to educate them in useful skills on other fronts, hold them back on this one? Kids already do have accounts, along with pets and imaginary people
Parental control, privacy settings and look at Myspace/Youtube
Facebook cannot monitor all users nor validate user information
Well...yes and no
answer to giving out personal info is dangerous
If there's parental control and they use proper privacy settings .
assists in schoolwork
Let's look at it a different way.



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