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Facebook working on Instagram for kids under 13

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How about teaching kids (&adults) to interact with each other face to face !?

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How about banning this toxic mind-numbing garbage for anyone under 18.

Better yet, ban it for everybody.

I really wish the cancel culture juggernaut would focus it's energy on cancelling Insta and Twitter.

Frequently complains about censorship of free speech and cancel culture....so this is a little confusing.

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You’ve evolved quickly from being part of the cancel culture mob to accepting nuance.

The right REALLY don't like it when you use the words "cancel culture" to point out how their culture likes to cancel anything they don't agree with.

Just ask any Republican who dared point out that Trump started an insurrection.

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this company will RUIN kids now....BAN it

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I'm pretty sure children under 13 have already figured out how to use Instagram if they want to.

Kids are clever and devious that way. Since time immemorial.

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This stuff is poison for children’s minds.

The same was said about bicycles, comic books and rock n’ roll. You‘re just continuing a long tradition, repeated every generation, of old grumpy people looking for something to be offended by.

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I read that some executives and other employees at social media companies based in Silicon Valley and who have underage children do not allow those children to use electronic devices AT ALL. When I read this anecdote, I immediately think of the smart drug dealer who never consumes his own product. Social media is a drug, the most powerful ever invented because it appeals to the vanity and narcissism that lurks within all human beings.

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I read that some executives and other employees at social media companies based in Silicon Valley and who have underage children do not allow those children to use electronic devices AT ALL. 

I read that some executives and other employees at social media companies based in Silicon Valley and who have underage children give those children electronic devices. NOT ALL executives and other employees at social media companies based in Silicon Valley. Just some.

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Screw this nonsense. Most adults shouldn’t be using social media, now they are openly trying to hook kids on this poison?

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The solution is the same as our cave ancestors used. Parental responsibility.

Don’t whine on social media about it. If you gave them an iPad or tv as a substitute babysitter you can’t complain about it now.

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Well it's about time.

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Good idea, wrong age.

Social media platforms need to split their services between those that function for minors and those that work for adults. Adults do not need the online protections that minors do. The age should be pegged higher, at 16 or at a localised age of majority, creating two platforms for each service.

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