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Should social networking sites have age restrictions?

  • Safety On Social Networks

    There should be restrictions on certain net works because there are too many predators that are prone to talking to your children when you least expect it. If your children do get a social account then you should supervise it. If you don't know that your child has an account then you need to supervise them more when they're on the internet.

  • Yes, social networking sites should have age restrictions.

    Yes, I believe that social networking sites should absolutely have age restrictions. There are far too many anonymous aspects regarding the internet which make social networking sites very dangerous for children and under-age teens. Many child predators lurk these social media sites, and for that reason alone there should be age restrictions to sites like Facebook and Myspace, even Twitter.

  • I believe there should be age restrictions on social media sites.

    There are many reasons why there should be restrictions on these sites, here are just a few. Children under 13 don't have the maturity level to handle these sites. Have you ever scrolled through, let's say, a Facebook feed? Do you know how many swear words and inappropriate things are said on these sights? A lot. There is a problem today and it's called cyber bullying. Kids under 13 wont be able to handle this, just like most people can't handle it either- it's a terrible thing to have happen. Another reason is that it's the law! "Users of social media sites must be 13 years or older by Federal law."

  • Yes, social networking sites should have age restrictions!

    I believe that social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram should have age restrictions because some of the content that people put on these sites is inappropriate for young kids. They are sites that could lead to some people cyber bullying others, too. Older people can handle cyber bullying easier than younger kids at the age of 14 and under, for example. Also, older teenagers and some of the adults understand the things that are posted/said on social networking sites, whereas a kid at the age of 11 may not understand.

  • There Should Be Age Restrictions

    There are reasons for having age restrictions on social media sites. The first and foremost is that it is a Federal law for users of social networking to be 13-years old. And those under 13 years of age are protected by Children’s Online Privacy Protect Act (COPPA) which keeps a child’s personal information from being collected and shared. Those who are underage are increasingly becoming victims of online harassment and cyberbullying.

  • Social sites should have age restrictions.

    You notice on Facebook, Twitter, and other popular social networks that there are several kids under age. As more and more under age kids join these sites, the older kids are leaving trying to find some other site that isn't over run by "little kids." The age appropriate kids get annoyed by this. Younger kids don't always know how to use this site. Also, on sites like Facebook, there are occasionally inappropriate things on there for younger kids. There should be age restrictions on social sites.

  • Safety on Social Networks

    I believe that all social networks should have age restrictions, though there is already a federal law that says you must be 13. I believe this because children under 13 years of age do not have the emotional maturity to handle many social media themes. If a child is using a social networking site such as Facebook, they may see things that are inappropriate for their age group. In addition, they may be "friending" people they do not know in the real world, which could be harmful to them in the near or distant future. Social sites can be very helpful and beneficial to certain people, but there are so many risks in children using these sites.
    -SC

  • There must be age restrictions

    Two many predictors, swear words, porn pics, and in general young kids don't need to be on the internet all the time young kids can talk to a stranger and get kidnapped do u wanna be kidnapped??? Even if u don't let your child go anywhere they are still to young to have social media

  • Yes,we need tighter age restrictions on social media

    There are so many predators on social media these days and there is a lack of emotional connection thanks to social media and even though kids can get around age blocks doesn't mean they should. You never what people post on these things and kids can get very easily get manipulated as they haven't learned to view the problem correctly and logging into social media under a fake age can lead to kids logging on to things much worse things that no one should be exposed to.

  • I think they shouldn't be allowed to be going on social media.

    1 reason why they shouldn't be allowed to be going on social media is because it may have bad website that will lose the child innocence.
    Another reason why they shouldn't is that there is a trend of cyberbullying that is all across the world and people are harassing one and other and creating ciaos that may lead to a tragic event.

    Peace.

  • Why I think NO

    I think that there should be no age restrictions on social websites because many kids these days can find ways around these limits. Also today many children today use these sites for good reasons such as talking to old friends or finding out about school work they missed. I think that instead these sites should scan their sites for inappropriate, false, or other things that small people shouldn't be seeing.

  • No, social networking sites should not have age restrictions.

    I believe that social networking sites should not have age restrictions. Kids today are very technologically savvy. They would find a way around any type of restrictions. Social network sites are becoming a normal part of their lives. So, it would be better to have sites geared specifically for younger children. The sites could be monitored for inappropriate content.

  • They should not

    I think that social media should not have age restrictions. There should be no need to have restrictions because people should be responsible enough to know what is appropriate to post and what isn't. But since there are many people that do post things are inappropriate that kids could eventually see it should be up to the parents to monitor what their kids are doing. It should be up to parents to enforce their own age restrictions for social media for their children.

  • No, Social Networks should not have a age restrictions.

    I don't believe that social networks should have age restrictions, I will explain my support to this motion in a second, But firstly I will state the motion, The motion is deciding whether or not social networks should have age restrictions. I Don't think they should, My reasoning for this is that despite the restrictions on any website that can be placed, You can always be able to lie. For example, Signing up to a call of duty website requires you to be 18 years of age, Of course that is not a social network, but how can you not be sure a 13 year old boy/girl could just lie their own age to say that they were 18, Thus despite the Restriction that could be placed, People will always lie to get on the things they want to use. If a 10 year olds friend is on Facebook, and tells his friend to join Facebook, Likely odds is that if the 10 year old is computer smart. He will say he is 18/16 to lie to get on where is friend is. I beg you to oppose.

  • Age Restrictions are ineffective.

    Age limits on Social Media should not me allowed. Many Children are smarter than even our elders who have more information that one can believe. Many Social sites are used for much more than talking to strangers. Kids can talk to their friends through social media such as Instagram and other sites. They may even meet new people who aren't some crazy people trying to kidnap people. Even though some kids make mistakes doesn't mean the others should get the punishment. Let kids be kids, let them have their freedom. Adults did one, now its our turn.

  • Ability to use a social network should be defined by ability no age.

    Many people are put on hold due to their age as their ability to do something is at a much higher level than others of the same age, whether it is mental or physical. Some kids are able to handle Social Media better than others whether they are 12 or 30. "Age is just a number" the saying is truly what it means, everyone grows mentally and physically at different rates. For Example, an 11 year old boy who could be really smart can do an 13 year olds test better than what the 13 year old. In the end to gain access to Social media a test of Maturity, Mental state and how the person will react to certain things on social media should be done in a series of tests, and re-applied annually.

  • No Social Media Age Restrictions!

    Finstas, if you don’t know what a finsta is, a finsta is a fake Social Media account, Think About it, when kids lie about their age, they create one of these accounts saying that they’re over 21, 30, or 80 Billion. Wouldn’t removing the age restriction stop these finstas?
    Children LIVE for social media these days, so, if parents can’t trust them to be responsible with it, you need to check your parenting skills, Because If you can’t trust your own kid to be responsible, you obviously didn’t teach them well enough to be.
    Social Media can be used to communicate with people around the world! Just think, a boy in Florida meeting his future wife, which is all the way in England! (4,386 miles) Which is equals to THIS many feet! My point is, kids can make more friends this way. Isn’t that a good thing?

  • No Social Media Age Restrictions!

    Finstas, if you don’t know what a finsta is, a finsta is a fake Social Media account, Think About it, when kids lie about their age, they create one of these accounts saying that they’re over 21, 30, or 80 Billion. Wouldn’t removing the age restriction stop these finstas?
    Children LIVE for social media these days, so, if parents can’t trust them to be responsible with it, you need to check your parenting skills, Because If you can’t trust your own kid to be responsible, you obviously didn’t teach them well enough to be.
    Social Media can be used to communicate with people around the world! Just think, a boy in Florida meeting his future wife, which is all the way in England! (4,386 miles) Which is equals to THIS many feet! My point is, kids can make more friends this way. Isn’t that a good thing?

  • Social Media Age Restrictions Should NOT Be There:

    Finstas, if you don’t know what a finsta is, a finsta is a fake Social Media account, Think About it, when kids lie about their age, they create one of these accounts saying that they’re over 21, 30, or 80 Billion. Wouldn’t removing the age restriction stop these finstas?
    Children LIVE for social media these days, so, if parents can’t trust them to be responsible with it, you need to check your parenting skills, Because If you can’t trust your own kid to be responsible, you obviously didn’t teach them well enough to be.
    Social Media can be used to communicate with people around the world! Just think, a boy in Florida meeting his future wife, which is all the way in England! (4,386 miles) Which is equals to THIS many feet! My point is, kids can make more friends this way. Isn’t that a good thing?

  • Well no at all

    They can check there places they can look. At and they can also be more interactions people can gets jobs and even dates the social media is apart of our life so you cant really take that away we can do this in a better way then restricting our resources.


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GeekiTheGreat says2013-05-30T14:21:34.040
Everyone who answered "no" is obviously under 18. Most people don't know this but Facebook, Myspace, Twitter; they all have age restrictions, it is just that the rules are not enforced, and they are not followed.
GeekiTheGreat says2013-05-30T14:22:58.140
Peculiar thing.. Everyone who answered "No" does not have their age shown on DDO, or they are anon. Wonder why?