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Should there be age restrictions to use the Internet or certain features and websites on the Internet?

  • Bad things can happen

    What happens when a 6 year old is surfing the web? He installs a virus, slows down your computer until eventually you have to buy a new $3,000 computer. Do you know of a 9 year old that will die because he/she doesn't have a twitter account or facebook? I don't.

  • Yes. Children should not be exposed to many things for their own good.

    We, as adults, as parents, are supposed to help our children. If you saw them running towards a cliff edge you would stop them, you would try all you could to stop them. Why do some people think that children can do anything they like? I cannot believe these people take parenting seriously. You would not give your child a car and say ok just do what you like with it, go where you like, drive it how you like etc. It is the same with the internet- children need rules and boundaries. It is our job to protect them from harm. You are guilty of neglect if you do not see that children are not exposed to certain things at too young an age on the internet. There has to be age restrictions to use the internet and certain features and websites on the internet. Children need to learn that there is a time and a place for things in their lives. Perhaps the writers of the opposite side of the debate have never realised this, themselves!

  • Yes, to certain features of the internet

    Certain features of the internet should continue to have age restrictions, such as porn and online shopping. These should not be allowed to anyone and everyone because it will only cause problems (kids buying stuff with their parents' credit card, etc).

  • There is so much un-needed information and inappropriate information.

    Their is so much information and inappropriate information on the Internet that children do not need to view. The also don't need the negative affects from technology waves in their bodies. Technology does not help with obesity or learning problems that we are seeing today in classrooms and educational facilities.

  • The Difference From Past To Present.

    Do you just remember back in your days... When you were feeling bored and you went out into the fresh air to play some kicks or just hang out with family? I bet those times were great... But nowadays when you look around I bet all you see is girls and boys just using technology... That’s one of the main reasons technology should be restricted.
    Children nowadays depend on technology much more then I bet people did in the past.
    With communication technology gets in the way of having a proper conversation.
    Many kids these days have a massive temper problem when parents take their phones, laptops, video games, and social media accounts away.

  • The Difference From Past To Present.

    Do you just remember back in your days... When you were feeling bored and you went out into the fresh air to play some kicks or just hang out with family? I bet those times were great... But nowadays when you look around I bet all you see is girls and boys just using technology... That’s one of the main reasons technology should be restricted.
    Children nowadays depend on technology much more then I bet people did in the past.
    With communication technology gets in the way of having a proper conversation.
    Many kids these days have a massive temper problem when parents take their phones, laptops, video games, and social media accounts away.

  • Kids are retards, parents are worse.

    Just allow them access to porn sites, why not?
    When kids gets exposed to weapons and violence, you also go cry at the manufacturer, right?
    But seriously... The internet is an 18/21+ place already. The dumb parents that put their kids infront of this, basically show hardcore porn to their kids. Those parents need to go to jail.

  • YES ! To age restrictions for the internet...

    Children are being robbed of good health. ..They don't go outside and PLAY...Burn off all that energy they have..Children are being robbed of ONE ON ONE interactions with others..Texting ..E/mailing etc is NOT the same as BEING with someone else one on one or in a group..They don't use their own minds.. They don't use their imaginations anymore...Everything is SHOVED down their throats..A lot of parents use the internet for a babysitter..The school system for the same reason and to uncomplicate their OWN workload...There isn't a child under high school age that would not benefit from being banned from the computer ...And no high school child that ccouldn't learn all about it while IN HIGH school...!!!!

  • Kids dont NEED to be on the internet...Period..

    Too many kids sitting around all day doing nothing..They sit in front of the computer and never go outside to interact with other kids one on one..Nor do they use their imaginations anymore..Its horribly selfish on the part of adults ...Parents use it as a baby sitter..Teachers because its easier for them..There isnt any kid in the world that wouldnt benefit from being banned from it altogether..Any child could easily pick up on the computer in high school or even college !!! They need to go back to the basics in school..RREADING, WRITING and ARITHMETIC...And at home they should be MADE to go OUTSIDE and PLAY...They lose their innocence also...Porn sites and all kinds of crap pops up on the internet..I could go on and on..Whats wrong with us letting this to continue ?

  • I feel my brain-cells committing suicide

    I think there should be a mandatory age limit on public forms of communication on the internet. Be it comments, videos, or other material. Whenever i see something that was created by anyone under the age of 18, I can feel by brain cells slowly committing suicide. It's all either poorly made, incomprehensible, or is just literally so stupid i feel bad for them.

  • Why would it matter?

    Who cares what anyone looks up online? It has nothing to do with age: the only people it's not appropriate for are the ones who don't like the theme. If someone wants to look something up online, that's their choice. What law is there that says living beings can't watch what they want?

  • Getting Info and Keeping Updated

    Seriously, age restrictions for the internet? You've gotta be kidding me. Not only would kids not be able to be up-to-date with everything in the world, they can't entertain themselves as well. Sure, there are inappropriate things out there, but dealing with unexpected things is part of life. It helps them mature more.

  • We're all humans!

    Realizing that there are multiple faults that promote discrimination on the Internet, the most destructive is the "adults only" delusion. Yes, delusion. Reality is, humans develop at varying degrees, completely independent of Earth-Sun revolutions. There is no such thing as an exclusive, suffice it to say "master," age group, similar to the reality of no master race. Adultness is a hopeless derivative ridden with double standards and lies. For example, child protection simply doesn't exist, and because youths in the current derivative-run world come last, the young minds will explore to their hearts' content. Calling youths "minors" is another foolish lie, because, once again, it violates being human and turns natural behavior (especially via the eyes and, of course, the intellect) into derived rights: in reality, you aren't blind to certain things until 18, nor do you magically grow gender-specific anatomy at that age. Regarding gendered anatomy gone public, the content would only offend the viewers IF labelled "adults only," for without warnings, the viewer wouldn't give a darn, and they needn't: it's just anatomy, everyone has it, you can't live without it, let it go. Holding a human's natural behaviors until a certain point in their life is virtually synonymous to incarcerating them. Then again, there are morals, but once again it's the whole derivative system that controls them. An individual defines their morals and ethics by their individual perceptions, not based on extraneous thought. One of many examples is a page called "Art For Adults." There is no such thing as "if you're under 18 or easily offended, please exit," (usually more rude than the latter quote) because there is no age limit to create and/or appreciate art. Labeling an image as offensive is based on the individual's morals, not an organised system. Restrictions are individual ("for your eyes only") and the right to apply the eyes for any reason whilst online is an extension of natural behavior in humans and by zero means for an exclusive, derivative group called adults. This term is just as imaginary and destructive as "master race." Racism failed online, so will ageism — inside and out, online and in screenless reality. Master age group-oriented mass media, either written or pictured, online or off, builds walls and creates inequality — as if the derived ones have absolute power. It is true that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Brainwashing youths doesn't last forever, not even 18 years. For the sake of equality online, the sickening, heart-wrenching label "adult(s only)" and similar variants such as "The Big A," "XXX," "18+" and/or the ever-repugnant "18 = 666 = Evil Audiences Only," are doomed to fail. The content once categorized as such will remain, but the "laws," judging humans by what they are through numbers and hierarchy (not by who they are), and any associated label, will fall clean out of use. Yes, that includes a derived individual showing off their "fully-developed" anatomy to "protect" youths. No wonder, "derivative" sounds like "derisive." In fact, no more derived individuals, just humans whose maturation rate is expressly individual and subject to variance.

    Wrapping up the argument, the entire age classification system is set up for failure, because it undermines human intellect and undeniably violates Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

    Defensive indifference, laconically. On the Internet, who gives a darn? We were born, not derived, we live to gain knowledge until death, the ultimate limit.

    Let's be humans.

  • Depends on who's doing the restricting.

    As long as it's not the government, it's okay. If the government's restricting children's access to the internet, that's pretty enraging. Of course, certain features that generally aren't legal for people under the age of majority shouldn't somehow become legal for children just because they're on the internet.

  • As a fourteen year old, I truly believe that children shouldn't be restricted from the sites.

    My parents have banned me from many social networking sites and I am strongly against the idea as I think that if geting the chance to go on the site of my wish, I might have an oppurtunity to explore the real world and see what is really happening nowadays. This is also going to provide me with the chance to be responsible enough to decide wheter I am making the right decision or not.

  • No most children rely on the enternet!

    for facebook, twitter, and even gaming sites!

  • No because it would be much to difficult for people using shared computers.

    Simply put what is exceptable for an adult is differnt than that of a teen, and that of teens to that of a 6,7, or 8 year old ect. Most people do have more than one computer but usually one is considered the family computer. Not every one in the family should be restricted to the 8 year old's level. Even if there were restrictions in place most children smart enough to use a computer and find these sites would be able to fool the system used to restrict them and in the end it would be a waste.

  • Its up to the parents

    Like i said its up to the parent whether or not there child should have a phone or any social media. Because without the parents permission and if the kids do it they will got in trouble and they may not get the phone or the social media. Having a phone is a privilege, and kids sometimes, abuse their privileges of having one, but hey, its all up to there parents

  • No kids should have access to the internet and media.

    Kids need to talk and they can do that through the internet. So, they will not be restricted to who they can talk to. I mean seriously, restrictions, they need to grow up and mature which they can do through the internet. We need to give freedom to kids so they can be independent and be themselves.

  • The Government tweaking

    The government is really going limit time on something they use as well it doesn't add up. All humans basically use a source of media more than 2 to 3 hours some use it for 15 hours or more in a day. Media is resourceful but at the same time not I do agree censor some things children shouldn't see. If the government does this they are going to take a big L


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bubbatheclown says2014-03-19T18:28:10.167
Oh what a great idea! Only let your 15 year old sons visit the Dora the Explorer website! But seriously, if such a thing became law, I'd personally assassinate the politician who made this happen.
bubbatheclown says2014-03-19T18:28:40.463
But pornography should be restricted...For everyone.