Should social media have a time limit for young people

Posted by: thomasvalenzuela

A radical new bill has been proposed in Congress that would limit the amount of time young people could spend on social networking sites and apps. The bill would require users under the age of 18 to have a common login across all social media apps and websites. Using this common login, one would be limited to a single hour of social media use per day. After the hour is used up, individuals will not longer be able to use social media until the next 24-hour window. Is this a violation of our Constitutional ri

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karlmarx59 says2016-08-15T03:54:43.7673589Z
Yes, parents need to regulate how much exposure children have to social media. And Some adults need to be regulated that are 51 year old man-child who cannot regulate their emotions and have no coping skills and arrested development. Peppermint Petty.
NewLifeChristian says2016-08-15T16:23:34.6223117Z
Social media shouldn't exist.
NewLifeChristian says2016-08-15T16:34:40.5128273Z
Regardless, this "radical new bill" doesn't even exist. A simple Google search tells me that.
karlmarx59 says2016-08-15T16:50:52.7578596Z
NewLifeChristian: Why shouldn't social media exist?
NewLifeChristian says2016-08-15T17:12:11.5136567Z
@karlmarx59 It already exists, so we can't do anything about it, but it shouldn't have been invented in the first place. It (social media) causes too much stress in people, people use it too much, there are too many trolls and cyberbullies on social media, many people are exploited online via social media, and many people receive death threats and other threats over the Internet through social media causing people to fear for their safety. The negatives of social media vastly outweigh the positives. Social media should've never been invented in the first place. But, like I said in my first sentence, it already exists so we can't do anything about it.
karlmarx59 says2016-08-15T17:28:34.0391549Z
NewLifeChristian: For one thing, you are on social media right now. It can cause stress and people to be bullied, but in a way that is their choice. They do not have to participate in going back to that site or engaging with that person. If a person comes at you in a threatening way, then they can be reported and something will be done, no different than in person to person engagement. I don't see the negatives out weighing the positives and you must not either because you are using this venue to express your opinion, whereas normally no one would know your thoughts. It seems to me you want people to adhere to the myth around the religious teachings to keep people dumb, mystified, and fearful so they can be oppressed and controlled. Knowledge is freedom NLC. Now how you use the computer and the search engines is only as effective as the user.
NewLifeChristian says2016-08-15T20:19:28.5063333Z
@karlmarx59 Okay, first of all, I specifically said we can't do squat about social media now that it exists, so why not use on social media? I mean, it's not like I'm going to change the course of history by not using it. Social media is here to stay. Secondly, you are correct in saying that it is a choice for people to use social media, but for those who have already used social media (and have been exploited, bullied, harassed, threatened, etc.) they can't do anything about their situation unless they go back in time and change the course of history. And lastly, you are absolutely correct in saying that knowledge is freedom. That is why Christianity is freedom. :-)
karlmarx59 says2016-08-15T21:52:34.6525417Z
Imagine if you were to be owned and held as property. Imagine being controlled and told what to do, how to act, and how to think everyday . What if your livelihood depended so much on another person that thinking of freeing yourself only served to enhance feelings of helplessness ? How would you feel if the very thought of the consequential results that would be triggered if you even attempted to challenge or free yourself from this slavery provided you a sense of normalcy with being owned by another person? Think about being encompassed by a fear of punishment so great that the thought of not obeying orders set forth by your owner makes you cringe. You are a slave. However, this is not 1812, this is 2016. Slavery is very much alive in the America just as it was in 1812. It is not the type of slavery that prohibits you from choosing where to work, where to live or even where to travel. It is not the type of slavery that initiates physical harm. The type of slavery I am speaking about is the slavery of the mind owned by religion. Slavery is defined as a system under which people are treated as property to be bought and sold and forced to work.Religion is in the business of owning and controlling your most valuable asset, your mind. When you allow yourself to be controlled by religion and belief, you are allowing the religion to own it. They discourage you from filling your mind with knowledge and in return enslave it by buying it with ignorance and guilt. They then sell you false promises of an extended life. Your emotional and behavioral livelihood is forfeited to them and they are the sole providers for all of your answers. You no longer seek to learn truths about this beautiful life or find your inner strength naturally, but instead hand the logical and rational part of your mind over to them. They store it away and keep it from you. They know that if you were to find it again, your mind will search for the Harriet Tubman of knowledge. Religion suppresses your desire for truth and keeps you enslaved by slashing you with the whip of guilt and fear. So you keep waking up everyday, your mind enslaved by religion and deprived of knowledge. In fact, you confuse religion with knowledge and have lost the ability to distinguish the two entities. Religion has become the source of all your knowledge and all knowledge is derived from religion. The slavery of your mind owned by religion becomes a way for religion to control your behaviors. You stop reading any books that may free you from being enslaved and begin to read their religious book. You are forced to read it, forced to hear it and forced not to question it. You are forced to spread the word and forced to indoctrinate your children so that their minds are enslaved with religion and deprived of knowledge. You are told that you must spread the information in this book to be saved from the slavery. The only way to free yourself of this slavery of the mind is to open the underground railroad to knowledge about life, death and the natural universe. One of the most effective ways to keep a person enslaved is to keep them illiterate. In the real application of slavery in our past, slave owners saw a slave’s ability to read as a threat. Slave owners of the past knew that if a slave gained knowledge, they gained power because that knowledge can be utilized to work in the slaves favor and possibly work to achieve power, influence and eventually freedom. The religious slave owners are no different. They want to keep their followers scientifically and historically illiterate. They do not encourage their slaves to learn things on their own. They would never ask their slaves to read Darwin, Gibbons or Democritus. They don’t encourage their slaves to explore every part of their religious text. They choose which ones to read and which ones their slaves should read. The religious slaves rely on their slave owners to interpret the texts for them and accept it from authority. The only way a religious slave will break free from the chains of their slave owners is to become scientifically and historically literate. It is only then when they can unmask the slavery of dogma and gain intellectual and rational freedom.
thomasvalenzuela says2016-08-17T12:02:02.7701529Z
This bill was created for students to write a mocker letter about. To voice their opinions on certain topics. Thanks for all your input.

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