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Marija Kovačević

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How young is too young for social networking?

Kids nowdays have facebook accounts as soon as they start reading. I had to make a special group of my fb friends who are under age (mostly family friends' kids), so I can block certain content from them.
But today, a 10 year old girl posted some photos of her friends. The girls wore little clothes, one only a shirt, and the picture was titled: Be stupid!, as the famous jeans company campaign. I found the pictures disturbing... and got me thinking how easy it is for the creeps on the internet!
So, I'm asking you:
Should there be/is there a way to control the kids online, now when there are so many "security" features on facebook? It's easy to hide a picture/a post only from certain people (like your parents)
Is it really important for a 10 yo to have a facebook/myspace/google+ account?

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  • Aug 13 2011: Great issue. Well, I think that internet help all of us to learn everything we want to. However, most of kids don't know how to use it to evolute their minds. They are in social network for 10 hours a day and they study for 2 hours a day. They forget that the better way to talk is talking personaly. The worst news is that this problem is becoming worse each day. I know that there is a way to solve it, but it depends on how the kids are educated. It's not so easy.
    I agree with Salim Solaiman in everything.

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