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Originally posted by guessing
As responsible parents it is our duty to protect our children in the best way we can.
i do not see a problem with facebook evolving to this.
i see a problem with incompetent parenting peroid.
Its far easier to pass the buck.. blame your tools etc, then it is to actually take the responsible approach.
education starts at home.
Originally posted by James1982
Are kids getting dumber these days or something?
Originally posted by xuenchen
this is the precursor to the gov's online ID system.
the gov ID system will be fodder for the thriving ID theft "business" AND...AND the ID theft "protection and insurance" rackets.
Over the weekend Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made comments suggesting he wants to get younger kids using the social networking site. Zuckerberg framed Facebook as a tool to help educate children about using the internet before suggesting that COPPA, a federal law designed to protect the online privacy of children under the age of 13, is standing in the way of that goal.
The quote has drawn a fair bit of criticism online, including some from us. Much of the criticism is based on the fact that Facebook stands to profit a great deal by collecting the personal details of kids under 13. But what do the experts think? Can Facebook be a useful tool for educating kids online or not?
Experts Aren't So Sure www.pcworld.com...
Originally posted by Mactire
reply to post by burntheships
Personally; I don't think anyone under the age of 18 should be allowed on a social networking site. People complain about the online hazing going on with highschoolers. Imagine the trauma of letting younger children on. Facebook makes enough money, and offers nothing educational, nor social. Leave the kids alone.
Having a status that reads: "Bad day at work. Stan is a douche", does not constitute a social development aid.
There is no need for this move.