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Jonathan Haidt: https://twitter.com/JonHaidt/status/1437836281476694016

Facebook and Instagram can't say they don't know these things are harmul to kids.

Further reason to encourage friends and schools to stop social media use

Jonathan Haidt: https://twitter.com/JonHaidt/status/1437836281476694016 Facebook and Instagram can't say they don't know these things are harmul to kids. Further reason to encourage friends and schools to stop social media use

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[–] sapphicafemme 1 points (+1|-0)

Aside from the aspect of profit, I’ve always wondered the rationale behind sites like IG and Twitter having minimum age requirements at 13. Even for 18 year olds and over, social media is a lot of pressure, responsibility, digital literacy, and a need to be safe/ability to set boundaries and advocate for oneself. Knowing that there are a plethora of studies and testimonies showing the dangers of social media on young people (what with the issues of self-esteem/body image, cyber bullying, cyber stalking, grooming, etc), how are these sites still able to get away with giving children this much access to the digital world? A parent can prohibit their kids from using social media in some cases but when schools use Twitter pages as a means of communication, IG pages are used as school projects, and kids get pressured by friends and celebrities to get on the platforms, what can a parent really do when these sites aren’t making it any easier to keep kids safe?

[–] jon [OP] 1 points (+1|-0)

Exactly, why 13?

I never realised how prevalent porn etc is on Twitter and IG is more "pornified" as well as the bullying/ showoff side