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yes,i believe so no, my point is different
Debate Score:58
Arguments:43
Total Votes:76
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Children under the age of 16 should not be allowed to join and use Social Networks.

Nowadays, social networks such as Facebook, Myspace, twitter became very popular.Some people use them for the good sake to follow the news to chat with people all aroudn the world. However, sometimes we are in power to control ourselves and we overuse them.Espeacially in this position i would like to think about children under the age of 16. They are the ones who are growing and preparing to become the future of ours and if they are going to spend most of their times in social networks they will start being isolated and have tet a tet talks with their peers. So now i woudl like to know your positions, dear friends, please share with your ideas and opinions ;) 

yes,i believe so

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no, my point is different

Side Score: 28
2 points

Since those social networks can be addictive, people shouldn't start using them so early. Kids under the age of 16 also tend to post everything they're doing which is very annoying.

2 years ago | Side: yes,i believe so
1 point

Laura, i think you are right, therefore i totally agree with you. after they turn 16 when they will learn how to control themselves we will wait for them :D

2 years ago | Side: yes,i believe so
1 point

I would also like to add, that especially yound adults add a lot of information about themselves and this can have a bad impact on their future e.g. when they're looking for a job.

2 years ago | Side: yes,i believe so
1 point

Yeah, Laura, you're right. Even though I am almost 18 I still overuse Facebook at times. The other thing is that I have already learned how to control myself, so i get online every hour for 5 minutes.

P.S. Yeah, + a lot of people just waste time playing small silly games.

2 years ago | Side: yes,i believe so
1 point

yeah, thats exactly what we are talking about , even though some can control themslves, 16 year old or less absolutely cannot there we should not lett them do that

2 years ago | Side: yes,i believe so
2 points

Well there isnt a way to enforce the over 16 age limit policy online because all they have to do is say their age is 17 or 18 or older and there isn't a way to check if its true or not. It's not like alcohol that can be monitered it's online where things can be manipulated by a nube to cyber space simply by doing the above. So whether or not they should or shouldn't, it really doesn't matter UNLESS parents are serious about them not being able to use it and strickly monitering their computer usage. Social networks aren't vital but still very popular for keeping touch with friends and sharing pictures and events such as trips and graduations. So the youth would be rebellious more than likely and find ways to use social site behidnd the parents backs which would in turn cause unneccasary problems with parents and children. I mean social networks aren't harmful for the mass majority of the youth today. Yes there are the few that do nothing but use social sites but the mass majority or at least the majority i know have social site accounts and are very active. If parents took the accounts away would the kids under the age of 16 get over it yes but it would be unnecassary unless those kids are on them excessively. So all in all kids under the age of 16 that are on them more than say 3 hrs at a time should be restricted to shorter and scheduled times, but taking them away completely is just stupid.

2 years ago | Side: yes,i believe so
2 points

i believe that children under 16 years should not join with social network because they are not adult yet. so, i am sure it's so wasteful and it's not useful to them. they should think about their school. and then it can make bad effect to them because as we know that children under 16 years can't control themself yet.

2 years ago | Side: yes,i believe so
1 point

And the first important thing is if children under 16 years using facebook something happened to them such as hacking they can't to fix that ! Lol

2 years ago | Side: yes,i believe so
1 point

Hello everybody, in my opinion, children under age of 16 should not be allowed to join and use Social Networks like Facebook and etc. You wanna say me why? The first and main reason is that Social networks was created for doing some work. to search some information which can help you in the work place and etc, but not for games like Warcraft, CS, WOW and other games who play children. However most of people who seating here and debate play that games, at least one of that.

How about children, i mean young generation under 16, they play games in Internet every day every hour, and how this games help them to be seriously in the nearest future? how they will work if they now only games games games...They will do nothing because of their parents give opportunities ti play, to seat in a Social Network.

In addition i wanna say that we are generation of our future, lets do it more better.

2 years ago | Side: yes,i believe so
1 point

I agry of that, Children under 16 should not have access to the Internet. internet may affect their future development, the formation of personality. I believe that there is no need for that would use the Internet at an early age. Parents should control the time that child spends on the computer, as well as Web sites which it opens.

2 years ago | Side: yes,i believe so
1 point

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1 year ago | Side: yes,i believe so
1 point

Yes, i believe dat children under the age of 14 shouldn't be allowed on facebook. Usually they add strangers as their friend and you can see that those unknown friends motivate the younger minds to create violence and crime.

29 days ago | Side: yes,i believe so
0 points

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2 years ago | Side: yes,i believe so
Intangible(4990) Disputed
1 point

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185 days ago | Side: no, my point is different
2 points

First I would like to go on record saying that YES, children under 16 should be allowed to use social networks.

Now I would like to explore the concept of a social network. While it is true that Facebook and twitter are social networks, so is CreateDebate. The issue is not being a social network. The issue is either content that is too mature for the audience, or members trying to prey upon unsuspecting members.

The issue is how do you prevent children under 16 from being subjected to either of them?

The answer...you DON'T!

I do believe there is an appropriate age limit, and it is likely 10. But what is most important (besides parents not letting children under 10 on these sites), is making sure you child understands the concerns, threats and potential harm that could come to them. Then, set them free and watch them learn! It is a great world they live in. You just need to be sure you are helping them navigate it properly.

2 years ago | Side: no, my point is different
1 point

we don't focus on using this site to our children. it just can use free any body.

and even social networks help to maintain our relationship.

sometimes it has problems of course. But it also have a lot advantages. we don't ignore this point.

2 years ago | Side: no, my point is different
1 point

thank you youn da, for sharing with your ideas :) and i think parents need to take control over their children

2 years ago | Side: no, my point is different
1 point

I think, we, as human beings, need reach socialization. If there is a child who spends a lot of time at home and has few friends in real life, even online friends and online communication could make a difference for him/her. However, I can confirm that without any social websites I would've engaged in more useful activities in my spare time. I sometimes feel as if I'm throwing away my precious time into a garbage by spending so much tine on Facebook. Yet helping a child to join to different interesting clubs and activities could be a good way of reducing the use of social networks.

2 years ago | Side: no, my point is different

If there is an age limit, who is going to enforce and implement this overbearing limitation on freedom. This is really a matter of the parents and child decision making process.

If facebook, twitter and etc want to use verification processes for their sites, that is fine, but it will only be abused, and nothing will be accomplished except a waste of time and resources.

2 years ago | Side: no, my point is different
1 point

children should use anything they like maby on eof your friends has just moved to the usa how would youu comunicate with them it also creates

2 years ago | Side: no, my point is different
1 point

Children need friends, but they can't always play with them. So social networking for them is talking to their friends without needing to check whether they can come out and play, and such. All children have an age where they mature and become more responsible. But sixteen is a bit old, and even now, some kids lie about their age to get into these social networks.

2 years ago | Side: no, my point is different
Yelemessov(3) Disputed
1 point

Yeah i agree with you that children can' play with other children, you said "All children have an age where they mature and become more responsible." At what age you became more responsible? I think now yes? So why little children should be responsible at age under 16? Come on it's children. Our world have 3 main types of age, 1-children. 2-people from 12 till 18, 3-adult. At what age most of people stay more responsible? of course 3. or 2. but not in the 1!!!! About lie. You said that same KIDS lie about their age to get into these social network. that children now lie about age, what will be with them in future?

That's a question!!!

2 years ago | Side: yes,i believe so
1 point

Well .........it actually depends on the maturity level. Because if there is a 14 year old, and (s)he is pretty mature about things like Social Networks, then i believe it is okay. But if there is a 14 year old who takes everything as a random sexual joke, then sure. I agree. Like I said....maturity level

2 years ago | Side: no, my point is different
1 point

I don't think so. Children under 16 should be given the chance to use social networking sites. It helps them learn about the various limits they should maintain while using these sites and the ones creating all the chaos and then getting stuck inside the problem gets to learn about the things they should be careful about from the next time onwards. Its better to learn when you are not fully mature then learn when you are an adult

2 years ago | Side: no, my point is different
1 point

Younger people should be able to come out with their oppinion, they are being completely ignored by the government and all the politicans. This is the only place they can express themselves

2 years ago | Side: no, my point is different
helvha(9) Disputed
1 point

ok... it's i politic side..

what about the other side,, for example pornography ,, it can broke their soul and attitude....and then i believe that many children don't care about politic.

2 years ago | Side: yes,i believe so
1 point

I believe that children under the age of 16 should be allowed to join and use social networks, as it is a part of modern society today. Admittedly not doing so, can reduce cyber bullying. But in my opinion, the benefits outweigh the bad things, as not doing so may cause children who reach 16, to misunderstand the language and so called "banter" used on the Internet used today, which may highlight even worse one of the worst social networking problems today; Bullying. In letting children under the age of 16 use social networking sites, they may learn to be able to adapt to today's current "teenage" society and whilst at it, improve their functional ICT and Internet safety skills.

2 years ago | Side: no, my point is different
1 point

I never support any extra regulation that is simply not needed, and this is that. If parents have a problem with their kids using such sites, then it is their responsibility to control it. Moreover, any kid who becomes obsessed with these sites to such an extent that they are not able to properly communicate would most likely not be very successful in life, regardless of their internet use. Not to mention, with technology as large scale as it is today, these kids ages 12-15 would simply find another computer related activity to focus on.

2 years ago | Side: no, my point is different
1 point

honestly dose it really matter some 30 and 20 year olds are as bad for worse then people under 16...

2 years ago | Side: no, my point is different
helvha(9) Disputed
1 point

therefore if the people under 16 years like that too, it can make bad effect too.

2 years ago | Side: yes,i believe so
1 point

why should children not be allowed to use facebook after all they are the new generation and they are smarter than us and we should not hide any thing from them if we do so they will join without our permission and will be joined in bad gangs i think that facebook also should prohibit the age system so that children are not forced to make an id with false age

2 years ago | Side: no, my point is different
1 point

It depends on the person. Some children start their professional development on the age of 14. Still cyber bulling is an extremely serious issue! Some of my classmates and I even wrote a blog post about it, feel free to leave your opinion http://whentheworldgoesmad.blogspot.co.uk/2014/ 01/the-cyber-virus.html

186 days ago | Side: no, my point is different
1 point

I think social media has some good points (like it was said: children can stay in touch with each other for fun, for help, for staying tuned, etc.). I think it's the parents role to make sure they're not 24/7 on it! Parents (and school, etc.) need to teach the children about social media and the consequenses for miss-using / overusing it. Also, the children have their responsibility too to decide between the 'social media world' or the real world! But I think a good lesson and seeing the consequenses of knowing your limits using social media might be the trick!

PS...sorry, English is not my main language!

185 days ago | Side: no, my point is different
1 point

because they are way to young to even be on those kinds odf sites cause there might be naked girls and stuff so yea that is why i think that

150 days ago | Side: no, my point is different
1 point

because they are way to young to even be on those kinds odf sites cause there might be naked girls and stuff so yea that is why i think that

150 days ago | Side: no, my point is different
0 points

I think every child has a right to use social networks as well as adults

2 years ago | Side: no, my point is different
1 point

yeah we do not prohiobit them using it, we are just setting the limit of their age

2 years ago | Side: no, my point is different
dmitriboyko Disputed
0 points

It could be right, but I believe a person must grow up first. It's same with alcohol, a kid will just harm his/her health and mind until he/she reaches the right age. A small kid must learn how to communicate in the real world and only then start using social networks. Social skills are crucial in our world.

I am sure you have already made friends online and when you meet them in real life it's not always that you stay as close as on the Internet. You might not even talk to them and walk away.

2 years ago | Side: yes,i believe so
2 points

isolation , lack of tet a tet talks. this will not totally bring to the development of the youth

2 years ago | Side: yes,i believe so
nummi(1435) Disputed
1 point

A small kid must learn how to communicate in the real world and only then start using social networks.

Social networks are part of the real world.

The sooner they get involved the sooner they learn what the proper way is. Keeping them away only keeps them stupid. And if someone is immature in the internet that someone is also immature in his/her "real life".

2 years ago | Side: no, my point is different
0 points

How about comparative IQ?

I think adult being not limit by age of old.

2 years ago | Side: no, my point is different
0 points

no people should not be so controlling like we are now its so stupid that parents are trying to control everything in a kids life we are going to have to learn something on our own someday and there is nothing wrong with being on a social network site (personally i don't have one because i don't support what they do and what they do with the information) but there is nothing wrong with keeping in touch with our friends in a society that is always evolving

2 years ago | Side: no, my point is different


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