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Michelle Obama, Kids, and Facebook

Kids and Facebook - The Anti-Social MediaThere’s a lot of chatter about how Michelle Obama doesn’t want her daughters on Facebook.

The nerve of her! Protecting their security and making independent decisions about the way she raises her own children! How dare she?! Doesn’t she know that Facebook is the only way we communicate online that matters?

Still, both Obama daughters are under 13, the minimum age to use Facebook.  Can’t the The First Lady of the United States bend the rules just to let her two kids be on a monstrous social network where they will be open to attacks and messages from crazy people? Doesn’t she want to feed them into Facebook’s marketing monster?

Parents just don’t understand how to be cool in 2011.

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    Feb 12 Posted 5 years ago CliffFigallo

    Now that's an informative comment. Thanks, Chris and I hope some parents check out your offerings. This is an important topic for social media. Today.

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    Feb 12 Posted 5 years ago CliffFigallo

    I hope Anonymous doesn't let this one article chase him/her from our RSS feed. I publish posts like this as a change of pace from what can be pretty dense material. Easy enough to skip over if it's not your cup of tea. 

    I do appreciate your comment, though.

  • Feb 10 Posted 5 years ago chris_whatswhat (not verified)

     

    Instead of ignoring social why not teach kids to be responsible digital citizens? There is an age appropriate, safe and secure social networking site for kids, check out WhatsWhat.Me and its Parent Resource Center. 
    There are organizations out there doing great work keeping kids safe on the internet. The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) cites that 99% of children ages 8-17 access the internet and spending 25% of their time social networking. The answer isn't keeping kids off the internet, because they are going to be on social networks, regardless if their parents know or not.  Let's teach kids how to be safe on the internet and instead of hiding them from it.
    While Facebook is definitely not appropriate for kids under 13 that doesn’t mean these “tweens” should be banned from social networks altogether. WhatsWhat.Me is a safe, secure, “kids-only” social network for “tweens” ages 7-13 – launches today using patent-pending facial recognition technology, moderation and kid-friendly features to teach kids positive online behavior, Internet safety and related life skills. Compliant with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), WhatsWhat.me (Beta) provides an age-appropriate, “no-bullying allowed” community that requires parental permission to join.   For parents, WhatsWhat.me offers its online Parent Resource Center providing expert advice, news, Internet safety tips and information on cybersafety for children.

    Instead of ignoring social why not teach kids to be responsible digital citizens? There is an age appropriate, safe and secure social networking site for kids, check out WhatsWhat.Me and its Parent Resource Center. 
    There are organizations out there doing great work keeping kids safe on the internet. The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) cites that 99% of children ages 8-17 access the internet and spending 25% of their time social networking. The answer isn't keeping kids off the internet, because they are going to be on social networks, regardless if their parents know or not.  Let's teach kids how to be safe on the internet and instead of hiding them from it.
    While Facebook is definitely not appropriate for kids under 13 that doesn’t mean these “tweens” should be banned from social networks altogether. WhatsWhat.Me is a safe, secure, “kids-only” social network for “tweens” ages 7-13 – launches today using patent-pending facial recognition technology, moderation and kid-friendly features to teach kids positive online behavior, Internet safety and related life skills. Compliant with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), WhatsWhat.me (Beta) provides an age-appropriate, “no-bullying allowed” community that requires parental permission to join.   For parents, WhatsWhat.me offers its online Parent Resource Center providing expert advice, news, Internet safety tips and information on cybersafety for children.

     

  • Feb 10 Posted 5 years ago Anonymous (not verified)

    This post is so utterly useless and without any meaningful information, it makes me want to unsubscribe your RSS feed...

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