Should social networking be banned for school children?

  • Too Early to be Exposed to the Dangers of the Cyberworld

    School Children are young, their minds are innocent, and most of them do still lack judgement. Even if a child claims that he himself is ready to venture in the world of the internet, it will be most likely that they are not. Children are easily influenced by the outside world, strangers, and today's media. If we let out children become exposed to the dangers of social media, to be influenced and convinced by strangers who they never met; it may lead to very tragic events. We already have many problems in this age about our young youths, we should not let there be more.

  • Too young to die

    Children can't escape any bulling and young children are resulting in taking there own lives because of no escape. Children and young adults need to be protected . It's too easy to target people and ruin children's lives, lots of children have mobiles so are constantly being bullied. Action needs to be taken we can't loose more lives .

  • Absolutely - Let's Stop Making Our Kids Stupid

    This goes hand in hand with the use of computers and/or smartphones. Our kids are exposed to far more mature content than they are ready for. Especially when you consider how many elementary school children own their own iPhones and smartphones of all kinds. Is that really necessary? We might as well allow them to watch R rated movies along with the rest of us in the movie theaters. If you took a poll like this one and asked how many 7 year olds should be allowed to go watch R rated films, the results would surely be in favor of NOT allowing it. But now, with every freak and his dog on Facebook and Twitter, kids should also be allowed? I'm shocked!

  • Yes, they are bad for kids.

    Basically many social networks are really dangerous for everyone and especially kids because they are still growing and don't know how to be strong, and say no to something that they don't like. So social networks should totally not be in the whole world. It has committed suicide. So kids really have to be careful with that.

  • Cyber-bullying and other dangers can hurt young children.

    There are people who roam the internet and can take advantage of photos and comments online regarding a young child. Young children often don't know how to tell people to stop it, or that it is annoying them. Cyber-bullying and other bad things can go on for ages if the scared children are too frightened to speak up. Young children often aren't very aware of their digital footprint and do not know how permanent things are when you stick them online. Young children just don't understand the consequences of their actions and are too frightened to speak up if something bad happens on one of these social networks.

  • But that doesn't mean it is justifiable

    I believe most bullying, teenage suicide, and depression begin via online social networking sites. I think kids are taking advantage of this easy, convenient, and sometimes anonymous ways of hurting each other. I think there should be strict limitations on age and parental supervision and allowances involved in young youth cases.

  • Should be prohibited

    Because kids are irresponsible. Also, kids could get murdered. Next,kids are to young to be using social media. Last, social media makes kids dumb. Last but not least, kids lie about there age. It will affect there grade. Last, kids have innocent minds and social media is very dangerous. Thank you.

  • Should be banned.

    Most suicides and bullying, is a result of social media being used by kids. So why lose so many innocent lives because of the traps produced by such sites. Our kids need to be more important to us than such sites. Other ways of keeping in touch should be used, and we can share our parents social media sites, if it's really that urgent.

  • Social media should be banned!

    Social media should be banned because it causes health problems for all children if social media sites are used to much. I also know that you can get cyber bullied which can lead to dropping grades in school like A to D- in just a little bit of time. It can also lead to ADHD. If your parents use it it can lead to them spending only 1 percent of there time which there children. I believe I have proved my point, social media should be banned!!!!!!

  • It should be banned!

    Don’t talk to them, just block them. Its really dangerous talking to strangers through social networking. It’s creepy at the same time. Most of the kid talk to strangers, problem is that the strangers want to talk to them first. But who knows, maybe its not the real person from that profile picture. Maybe it someone else. Most of the kids disappear because of social networking. Well, to be honest I dont fall for that game. Although they tell me you won or they want to meet up. Nope, not going to happen. Some of the strangers follow them. In the news, I see that some strangers were trying to tell these kids to get on their car because they have toys. I really feel bad because some of them do fall for their tricks. They fall on their tricks… and they are gone. Never coming back.

  • We are in a free country

    We are in a free country and that means we have to the choice to do what we want to do. No one can stop us from using social networking sites as it is like i said a free country. We all have our rights and no one can prevented from doing so

  • Cxv ggg ggg

    No, it shouldn't be banned. I have recently used this page to write a report and I have found that even though there are many strong arguments saying it should be banned, the arguments on the No side are stronger. Social media can be harmful sometimes, but it is really very beneficial to a school student.

  • Freedom of expression

    Social media create an environment that is free of judgement,every one is entitled to their opinion in social media and thus creating an open environment where students can share information from different people ,this creates a surrounding where students can communicate openly without fear of judgement ,therefore social medial should be allowed in schools.

  • Kill 2 birds with one stone

    Since I am in high school, I should know that students will still be able to access these sites on their cell phones and from what I've seen, they do so against school rules anyway. So, why not kill two bird with one stone and allow this to be done ONLY during and for educational purpose and when its permitted by a teacher or staff.

  • You should not ban anything from someone.

    Social media shouldn't be banned, because many people will use it and interact with each other. If social media was banned, there would be people arguing because there would be no chance of people trying to talk across the world. This is outrageous, social media should not be banned for this reason and other reasons.

  • No!

    Banning something doesn't make it go away no, social networking should not be banned for school children. If anything, it should be taught, along with the dangers that come with it. You can’t ban everything. Banning social networking would just make it that much more desirable. Social networking is a fact of life and is here to stay so we might as well acknowledge it and teach our children how to correctly and safely use it.

  • I don't think that social networking sites should be banned

    Because it is a very common way of contacting and communicating with our worldwide friends and families. People may use social networking sites to express who they are to the world, and that might make individuals feel really good about themselves. Social networking sites are very popular all over the world. Facebook has over 1.5 billion accounts. If Facebook was a country it would be the fifth biggest country in the world! And that's only Facebook!!

  • Education can help children

    Social networking should not be banned for children because there are educational websites and those websites can educate the children so they can learn more things. It also helps to keep in touch with other friends around the world, so they can learn more about them. I hope you get my point. Thank you.

  • It only urges them to do it more!!

    If social networking is banned in schools the student will have more of an urge to use this, whether it's a phone or a computer. Also without social networking kids my age (16) would be socially affected. If it is used in class, of course the teachers have to take action but when in lunch or recess they should be allowed to do whatever they like.

  • Banning Something Doesn't Make it Go Away

    No, social networking should not be banned for school children. If anything, it should be taught, along with the dangers that come with it. You can’t ban everything. Banning social networking would just make it that much more desirable. Social networking is a fact of life and is here to stay so we might as well acknowledge it and teach our children how to correctly and safely use it.

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Quan says2013-06-12T14:36:29.580
Ban kids from social interaction? Great idea! It's also nice to see the fear mongering about the Internet is still alive and well.
emma71 says2014-03-18T13:58:44.603
I think that to Quan