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Is it okay for kids under the age of 16 to have Facebook, Twitter, etc. accounts on the Internet?

Asked by: kawaii_crazy
  • Of course they should!

    I'm wary of exceptionally low aged people, (I would say 12 is the bare minimum), but in general and with certain restrictions; I fail to see how the Cons out way the Pros.

    For example, Facebook allows you to connect with relatives and friends around the world. It is one of the greatest inventions of the 21st century.

    On things such as cyberbullying, yes OK things can get bad, but that is quite rare. The media likes to set one off events as more frequent than everyday stuff. (eg most Americans are more afraid of being present at a terrorist attack than at a robbery, even though the odds of being caught at a robbery are 500x higher - according to a study).

    The Pros greatly trump the Cons.

    Lastly, I don't hold with this "aging" group system we have. It seems the only times we judge people's age over maturity are
    a) In school and
    b) In films and games.

    Ridiculous. Maturity should be the dominant factor, not age, unless there are actual scientific reasons why age should be prohibited (eg drinking and smoking) for younger age groups.

    Thank you.

  • It won't accomplish anything.

    Bullying has been a thing since before your parents were born. We're simply more aware of it now. Why? Well, because social media exists. It's easier for information to spread now than ever before. So you think bullying has increased, but no. You just know more about it. Cyber bullying is just a modernized version of what was taking place in your parents schoolyard.

    You say you've watched cyber bully, I saw it too and it is extremely painful to watch. But then you probably saw the part where they told her she could print the page and show it to someone. That's what we should show kids. Telling them what they should do if it happens BEFORE it happens. They should know bullying is a crime and will be punished. Most schools have a zero tolerance policy. Tell them, educate kids explain the consequences of bullying on the bullied and the bully. Don't shut them off from social interactions just because you think they can't handle themselves. The internet is simply a tool for bullying and there are many others. Stop the problem from the source: the kids themselves.

  • Yes but with limits

    People under the age of 16 should be allowed onto social networking sites, because for one thing they are going to go on the already, but another is sites like Face book (I have found) to be great connecting devices that you don't have to pay for and most people use it for hanging out. I understand that some people don't like social networking sites (me included) because they give off a bad reputation of bullying and nastiness, but I think it is really the way of the world.

  • Pro has more cases of worth

    I agree with pro because cyber bulling is a big issue but, that can happen over email, text, calls and many others not just online. Not many of them need you to sign up you can just click the site and get straight on to the source of cyber bullying, therefore why should this not be allowed as there is many for this topic to (e.G. Learning new this from the public pages, playing games, finding new sources of media. Vote FOR! :) x

  • Yes Facebook Is good

    Children need social media such as Facebook to help communicate with someone out of the country. For example people are on holiday and you want to talk to your friends but there in a different country so you can go on Facebook and chat with hem at your own free will.

  • Enhances typing speed and better communication

    Chatting in facebook and other social websites surely enhances one's typing speed. As u have to reply after each message your friend gives you. And why only friends, these websites allow us to have a connection with our distant relatives, old teachers with whom you have lost touch with since too many years. And the most realistic and easy way of communicating with your male classmates of class is chatting.
    As in school, a girl surely doesnt feel comfortable to talk freely wth a male friend as many teachers have the thinking that they must be in a relationship. Not only this, students can have a study group and if in case any student remains absent, he or she can easily communicate and can get the homework easily. Therefore i think that children below the age of 16 should have accounts in social networking sites but should keep a limit.

  • Enhances typing speed and better communication

    Chatting in facebook and other social websites surely enhances one's typing speed. As u have to reply after each message your friend gives you. And why only friends, these websites allow us to have a connection with our distant relatives, old teachers with whom you have lost touch with since too many years. And the most realistic and easy way of communicating with your male classmates of class is chatting.
    As in school, a girl surely doesnt feel comfortable to talk freely wth a male friend as many teachers have the thinking that they must be in a relationship. Not only this, students can have a study group and if in case any student remains absent, he or she can easily communicate and can get the homework easily. Therefore i think that children below the age of 16 should have accounts in social networking sites but should keep a limit.

  • Enhances typing speed and better communication

    Chatting in facebook and other social websites surely enhances one's typing speed. As u have to reply after each message your friend gives you. And why only friends, these websites allow us to have a connection with our distant relatives, old teachers with whom you have lost touch with since too many years. And the most realistic and easy way of communicating with your male classmates of class is chatting.
    As in school, a girl surely doesnt feel comfortable to talk freely wth a male friend as many teachers have the thinking that they must be in a relationship. Not only this, students can have a study group and if in case any student remains absent, he or she can easily communicate and can get the homework easily. Therefore i think that children below the age of 16 should have accounts in social networking sites but should keep a limit.

  • Enhances typing speed, and leads better communication between friends(male ones), teachers,distant family members

    Chatting in facebook and other social websites surely enhances one's typing speed. As u have to reply after each message your friend gives you. And why only friends, these websites allow us to have a connection with our distant relatives, old teachers with whom you have lost touch with since too many years. And the most realistic and easy way of communicating with your male classmates of class is chatting.
    As in school, a girl surely doesnt feel comfortable to talk freely wth a male friend as many teachers have the thinking that they must be in a relationship. Not only this, students can have a study group and if in case any student remains absent, he or she can easily communicate and can get the homework easily. Therefore i think that children below the age of 16 should have accounts in social networking sites but should keep a limit.

  • Enhances typing speed, and leads better communication between friends(male ones), teachers,distant family members

    Chatting in facebook and other social websites surely enhances one's typing speed. As u have to reply after each message your friend gives you. And why only friends, these websites allow us to have a connection with our distant relatives, old teachers with whom you have lost touch with since too many years. And the most realistic and easy way of communicating with your male classmates of class is chatting.
    As in school, a girl surely doesnt feel comfortable to talk freely wth a male friend as many teachers have the thinking that they must be in a relationship. Not only this, students can have a study group and if in case any student remains absent, he or she can easily communicate and can get the homework easily. Therefore i think that children below the age of 16 should have accounts in social networking sites but should keep a limit.

  • Cyber bullying, Bullying, High School

    I just finished watching the movie "Cyberbully". It was extremely inspiring. Now I get why people should not get Facebook accounts, even if they are over the age of 13. I wonder who made up social networks. They should be sent to jail. They think if they ask for your age, everything will be fine. Well, I guess they never knew people could lie, huh!? Too many kids in America commit suicide because of sexual harassment, bullying, name calling, etc. On social networks. I'm glad my parents said no to my having an account because I don't think I would've tolerated cyber bullying as much as the girl in "Cyberbully". The thing is, parents don't car if their kids get Facebook accounts and lie about their age. It isn't only the fault of the bullies, but also the fault of their parents and the kids who make the accounts (the ones being bullied. For anyone who reads this, I'm warning you, if you are a minor, do not make a Facebook or Twitter account!

  • It's not okay for kids under the age of 16 to have Facebook, Twitter, and other accounts on the internet

    Kids under the age of 16 shouldn't have any accounts on the internet because they aren't careful they might not know about internet safety. What if they go meet the person that they have been talking to bad the person isn't who they said they were it's not safe for children under the 1.

  • Its waste of time!!!

    Children of the age below 16 ,should learn and play. If they start using those kind of social networking sites in very young age,they may get addicted to the chattings etc.. They will definately refuse playing and studying.. They will not recognize what their strengths are. So it'is better to use social networking sites after the age 17,

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  • Kids under 16 should not have SNS account

    It is great controversital issue among the Internet and other mass media. I take the view that Teenagers under 16 should not use SNS and not create SNS account. Due to the Cyberbullying among the teenagers and adults, there are discrimination and also get cyber attack by the anonymous people. Moreover, there was a girl who suicide in Florida, Jacksonville due to cyberbullying situated in her school and victim was only 12 years old girl. Therefore, in order to stop teenagers' cyberbullying, it has to be strick law against the SNS system.


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