Stop Plans to Allow Kids Under 13 on Your Site
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Stop Plans to Allow Kids Under 13 on Your Site

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      Common Sense Media

There is absolutely no proof of any meaningful social or educational value of Facebook for children under 13. Indeed, there are very legitimate concerns about privacy, as well as its impact on children's social, emotional, and cognitive development. By opening the site up to kids younger than 13, Facebook’s strategy appears to be: Hook children early, build the brand, and create customers for life, regardless of the consequences.

Parents and educators agree this is a terrible idea: Young children do not need to be on social networks with 1000 friends when they're 7 or 8 years old. Kids this young are still learning to navigate their offline life – learning how to play and engage with others – and don’t need the added complexity of managing a Facebook social profile. What's next, Facebook for Toddlers?

Learn more at www.talkingbacktofacebook.com and support the bipartisan Markey/Barton Do Not Track Kids bill in Congress: www.commonsensemedia.org/about-us/policy-advocacy/policy-priorities/contacting-congress.

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    • RENARD DUCHENE CIREY-SUR-VEZOUZE, FL
      • almost 2 years ago

      Autoriser c'est encourager... Les jeunes enfants doivent avoir des relations directes.

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    • Ashley Yellowrobe ASHLAND, MT
      • almost 2 years ago

      I'm concern about the safety of our children being online. There are many stories of adults, young adults, and teenagers having bad experiences on facebook and not only facebook. And I don't want our children to go through that. There is no purpose for them being on social networking. Some adults can barely survive on social network, let alone have our children online.

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    • Kellie Maclean CHESTER, MD
      • almost 2 years ago

      Children are too young to navigate the aggressive/hurtful world of social media while their self-esteem is fragile.

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    • mark ancker INDUSTRY, ME
      • over 2 years ago

      This is just BAD for youthful self esteem.

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    • Cindy Chiffoleau BORDEAUX, FRANCE
      • over 2 years ago

      Je trouve déjà choquant que des enfant de 13-14 ans puissent s'y inscrire alors pour des plus jeunes... Internet n'est pas adapté aux petits ! C'est un lieu dangereux pour qui ne s'y connait pas assez.

      Nos enfants ont le temps de devenir grands, protégeons-les, et leur enfance !

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