Stiod Derivative: Facebook Kids!

18 Apr

This stiod comes and goes into my mind. Today I got support from the post “kids and facebook”. The blogger’s concern is about making or not a facebook profile to under aged users.

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What I always thought of (before starting this blog) was allowing the youths having their profile under the consent of a responsible adult. The adult in question (mom, daddy etc) would moderate the acceptance of new friends, posts containing external links (we shall agree that there’s no need to moderate kids’ and teens’ messaging among equals) and similar things. That’s a way taking care of who has access to the kids’ pages and way a protecting them. Moreover there is already a hard control from the website over the content of what people post out there, picture they publish and so on and so forth.

The arguments for this? There are many. Inclusion, new ways of socializing,  and some you find around… specially the need of creating fake accounts, right parents? What about you, reader, have you ever created a facebook account to an under aged user?

This stiod would give facebook a bit of work, but it is nothing they can’t cope with, or is it?

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5 Responses to “Stiod Derivative: Facebook Kids!”

  1. crazybunny66 April 18, 2012 at 7:53 am #

    Thank you for the pinback on my post (is that what it´s called, pinback?) I am glad I am not the only one worrying, Facebook take heat 😉

    • notailnorflies April 18, 2012 at 8:48 am #

      Oh, that was nothing. Thanks for the insight 😀
      It`s a pinback, you’re right. But the question is that, the more engaged parents are in supervising their kids, the less problem they shall have. And that’s much better allowing them use the web with responsibility and controlling than only denying.

      • crazybunny66 April 18, 2012 at 10:09 am #

        Agreed, but take a close look at FB, 99% of the kids profiles are not controlled, far too much hassle for most of the parents,unfortunately and, going back to my nieces, my brother-in-law is an ex-cop, if he doesn´t know of the dangers, who does? A lot of the parents are just happy if they can “park” their kids in front of the computer to keep them quiet 😦

      • notailnorflies April 18, 2012 at 3:29 pm #

        That is really sad. And as you say, very dangerous, since kids can get in touch with malicious people to say the least. 😦

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