Should Kids be Allowed to Have Facebook Pages?
You don't have to be a parent to know that there are very real dangers for young people lurking on the Internet.
Editor's Note: Mom is tired and she is going on a much-needed vacation. While she's at the spa, Moms Talk is going on hiatus too.
Moms Talk is a Patch forum in which we ask members of Patch communities across the Lehigh Valley to weigh in on an issue that affects parents, children of all ages, and, quite frankly, people in general. You don’t have to be a Mom, or even a parent, to have an opinion on our Moms Talk topic of the week. And, we, in fact, encourage people of all genders, ages and life situations to share their thoughts on our weekly Moms Talk question in the comments section below so that our “discussion” can become as broad and, hopefully, as useful as possible.
In this week’s Moms Talk, we’re exploring kids and Facebook:
You don't have to be a rocket scientist to know that today's world is a dangerous place for children. But, is today's online world making it even more dangerous? In particular, the question of whether kids should be allowed on Facebook has gotten a good deal of media attention, as the social media giant contemplated doing away with its under 13 age restriction last year. Those who research such things say that there's actually less bullying going on among kids on social media than in the physical world. Many attribute the evil online world we're led to believe is out there to software companies who want to sell "protection" methods to parents.
Now we want to know your thoughts:
Should kids be allowed on Facebook? And, what's the right age for getting a Facebook page?
And, remember, you don’t have to be a parent to have an opinion.