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Here's how Florida is protecting children from harmful and addictive social media


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Here's how Florida is protecting children from harmful and addictive social media

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Under our legislation, children who are younger than 16 years old cannot create accounts on social media platforms that target them in concerning ways. That includes the use of individualized algorithms, which are designed to keep kids glued to the screen as long as possible, as well as deliberately addictive features like infinite scrolling and video auto-play.

The parents int he kids lives also have accountability. It's not fair to put majority blame on social media. Parents need to do more to monitor their kids online and set proper limits should their be a problem with their online activities. Alot of parents also need to teach their kids the dangers of being online. Granted, alot of parents do. But, alot of those parents need to start enforcing the important of being safe online.

 

It would also help if parents of bullies would do something about their bully children instead of blaming the victim and others. That is a huge part of the problem. Taking online bullying seriously would be a huge help. Not just for children, but adults as well.

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I understand where the parents are coming from. But what about their part in this? Shouldn't they be teaching their kids about the bad and the good of social media and how to handle it?

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Blaming social media is this generation's equivalent of how parents, around 30 years ago, blamed TV or certain music (usually rap, that's how racist those parents are, but that's another story). Either way, it's a copout. It's on the parents to do their jobs, which is to teach kids what to do and what not to do on social media.

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20 hours ago, CEDAvsFan said:

Blaming social media is this generation's equivalent of how parents, around 30 years ago, blamed TV or certain music (usually rap, that's how racist those parents are, but that's another story). Either way, it's a copout. It's on the parents to do their jobs, which is to teach kids what to do and what not to do on social media.

Parents need to start being more involved parents. They need to see what their kids are doing online and teach them what's safe and what isn't. Alot of these complaining parents haven't done that.

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