Latest technologies, latest discoveries and almost everything about latest updates, you can find and read it in social media. I have nothing against it, however, I am just a little bit scared of the effect of social media to the future generations.
Yes, it is true that signing up in any social media platforms has its terms and conditions (if I am not mistaken). And it was clearly stated there that one must be 18 years of age for him to sign up. However, such term became rubbish. Ask my three nieces who are still in grade level, they all have facebook accounts and I just cannot blame them. Facebook is open for 18 years and above only yet they have fb games that are meant to be played by, well, young minded. Again, there is nothing wrong with that. However, how can we protect the little ones from the harmful influences brought by social media? One can post anything on twitter, facebook and other social media accounts without any restrictions. Though one can report anyone posting anything inappropriate as a spam and can block the user but again, it has to be visible first on the wall which is possibly already viewed by the public before it can be reported as spam and blocked. I am not sure if you get what I am trying to say, or even aware about reporting the post as spam and blocking the owner.
My only point here is that, can facebook and other social media platforms assign anyone to act as administrator who will evaluate the post/pictures if it is appropriate or not before it can be visible? Well, with the different languages that we have and with so many socail media account users around the globe with different nationalities, it is somewhat impossible. Or maybe, the least thing that we could do as a parents is by going back to the basic- delimit your children to the usage of social media websites. I guess, that is realistic in every home, but I cannot really tell if such guidance can still continue even in school. Social media is good if and only if being utilized to share good things and inspiring stories only. However, social media is also an avenue that wreck happy relationships, the medium for bad influences and gateway to satisfy selfish interests.
I can only hope for the better.
By the way, I took fb as an example because it is the most popular so far (based on my own assessments) among children under 18 years of age.