Firstly I would like to approach illini527 comments, we could leave it down to parent to moderate but in this day an age parent's do not always understand the full issues associated with Social networking and therefore by putting an age restriction would protect all children. You will also on the other spectrum parent who monitor there social networking activities because they let them join a social network from a point of peer preasure. Below I have outlined a few more issues that I see with Social networking for children.
- Although Bullying has always taken place in the Playground we are now finding that bullying is continuing online, where the bullying is inflamed further due to having a large social reach and enabling multiple people to bully individuals. Children should not be aloud to be open to such a medium that allows this.
- Although predatory sex offenders have always existed and unfortunately always will, we believe that social networking sites have enabled grooming behind closed doors and opening up a large forum for them to feed their habits.
- Children do not understand that by miss using Social media they could be breaking the law under the " Improper use of public electronic communications network - Communications Act 2003, section 127.
- We believe that Children do not necessarily have the emotional intelligence to deal with using Social networking in an appropriate manner, and can upload information about them self / photos, that could be stuck on the internet for the rest of there lives due to lack of understanding.
We would ask readers in agreement with us to visit www.makesocialnetworkingsafe.com and sign our online petitions.