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Should a person be at least 18 years old to use social media?

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NO
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You should have to take a class, pass a test, and be certified.
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Age Limit on Social Media

Postby Brute 23 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:08 pm

I'm getting behind the push to put an age limit on social media. Who else thinks you need to be at least 18 years old to get on FB, Twitter, or other social media outlets? :)
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Re: Age Limit on Social Media

Postby greybeard » Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:18 pm

I voted No, with reservations. 1st Amendment doesn't have an age limit either on top or lower end...and shouldn't. Just another slippery slope.

I do think FB/Twitter/Youtube et al. needs to be directed to do a better job, but there are so many 'dark web' media vehicles with which to traverse, I am not sure how effective any directive would be.

(I assume this is related at least marginally to the latest school shooting..the shooter was 19)
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Re: Age Limit on Social Media

Postby Brute 23 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:25 pm

greybeard wrote:I voted No, with reservations. 1st Amendment doesn't have an age limit either on top or lower end...and shouldn't. Just another slippery slope.

I do think FB/Twitter/Youtube et al. needs to be directed to do a better job, but there are so many 'dark web' media vehicles with which to traverse, I am not sure how effective any directive would be.

(I assume this is related at least marginally to the latest school shooting..the shooter was 19)


It has to do with the way society, especially young people, will interact with the world. How they view, communicate, and deal with the real world.

Plus, the 1st amendment already has age limitations. Porn is an example. We have age limits on movies and games that say at what age you need to be to view them.
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Re: Age Limit on Social Media

Postby slick4591 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:39 pm

The first doesn't have squat to do with privately held social pages. I'm in favor, but there's no way to police it, so what's the point? Facebook says you're supposed to be 13, but I know of a few parents that let their kids make accounts that were younger.
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Postby Bright Raven » Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:54 pm

Voted no. You guys surprise me. I thought everyone here hated any kinda regulation or limitations.
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Re: Age Limit on Social Media

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:15 pm

No, but there should be a recommendation that everyone wait until they are 35.
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Re: Age Limit on Social Media

Postby M-5 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:16 pm

Bright Raven wrote:Voted no. You guys surprise me. I thought everyone here hated any kinda regulation or limitations.

Social media is privately owned they have ever right to limit use ,
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Re: Age Limit on Social Media

Postby Bright Raven » Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:22 pm

M-5 wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:Voted no. You guys surprise me. I thought everyone here hated any kinda regulation or limitations.

Social media is privately owned they have ever right to limit use ,


Agree. I am surprised anyone here thinks they should. Not that they have the right. It is a should versus right question if I read it correctly.

Should a person be at least 18 years old to use social media?
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Postby john250 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:30 pm

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Re: Age Limit on Social Media

Postby Caustic Burno » Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:32 pm

The issue I see is it becomes their life and religion almost.
IMO it seems to bred lots of conflict for the teens lives with little to no resolution. It also seems they can’t escape their peers when needed as well.
This can all tie into lack of parental control and guidance.
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Re: Age Limit on Social Media

Postby JW IN VA » Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:40 pm

It's like driving,getting a credit card or alcohol.Some re pretty well grown up at 15 or 16.Other folks not even at the old standard of 21.Some,a whole lot later.
Family oversight is still the key.They are minors until age 18.Parents need to have full say about when and if they even have access to any social media.Remember when you could loose the privilege of using the telephone or watching TV ?
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Re: Age Limit on Social Media

Postby TexasBred » Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:12 pm

Brute 23 wrote:I'm getting behind the push to put an age limit on social media. Who else thinks you need to be at least 18 years old to get on FB, Twitter, or other social media outlets? :)

I think that falls under a parents decision. Next you'll want to put locks on pants zippers and make girls wear chastity belts and make them be 18 to buy condoms and birth control pills.
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Re: Age Limit on Social Media

Postby TexasBred » Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:13 pm

Bright Raven wrote:Voted no. You guys surprise me. I thought everyone here hated any kinda regulation or limitations.

Rules and regs are for others. :shock: :shock:
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Re: Age Limit on Social Media

Postby TexasBred » Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:15 pm

M-5 wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:Voted no. You guys surprise me. I thought everyone here hated any kinda regulation or limitations.

Social media is privately owned they have ever right to limit use ,

Actually most are publicly owned and traded daily on the stock exchange. Might have to have a stockholders meeting to place restrictions on use and that would drive stock prices down...won't happen.
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Re: Age Limit on Social Media

Postby Brute 23 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:21 pm

Why do we have age limits on alcohol, movies, tobacco, age to purchase firearms, when you can drive, etc?
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