Bye bye toys. Hello internet.

Bye bye toys. Hello internet.

Facebook is examining ways to allow children under the age of 13 to use its services. Mark Zuckerberg, the social network’s boss, said that he believes children education should start early.

Do you think social networks are a form of education?
What is the right age to set a Facebook account, according to you?

Oana.

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6 thoughts on “Bye bye toys. Hello internet.

  1. me says:

    well social media does tend to educate but where possible, I mean there are some pages that do just that, educate but the amount of viewers are slim most people want to spend time watching photos of cats and babies

  2. Ethical Blabbing says:

    Well…well…I thought the conclusion was to regulate social media to stop trolling, according our last posts and comments. Question now is: how do you regulate a child? And we all know how mean children can be, because of their incapacity to distinguish good from bad and to empathise with the feelings of others.

    I don’t think that is such a good idea. Not all parents have the time or means to monitor a child’s behaviour on social network and things can go wrong on so many levels.

    Even though there are educational elements throughout social media, they don’t compesate with the numerous other exposures a child will be facing, like swearing or being contacted by strangers etc.

    Diana.

  3. me says:

    oh come on children are not that bad some are cute and nice

  4. Thank you for sharing your views with us ‘me’. I agree with the fact that social media offers educational pages and that used in a proper way, has its benefits. However, despite the fact that children are “cute and nice” as you say, Diana has a point. How would you regulate an under 13 on social media?

    Oana

  5. bianca says:

    Despite the fact tha Facebook is now advertising as a place where people can meet and share their time togather…this is a total paradox. Facebook is the first and main reason why children do not spend time together (as the advert says) on a dance floor or a basketball court. They should definitely not be encouraged to use social networks at such an early stage.

  6. matilde.fabbri@yahoo.it says:

    As Bianca said Facebook, as well as any other social network or video-games, are the main reason why children do not spend their time together, learning how to behave and share things with friends. This is a life value that no social network will teach to a child, but sometimes for parents it is just easier to let a child sit in front of a computer rather than walk to the park. So no, for children sake, it is not a good idea to let them live a virtual life at such an early age.

    Matilde

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