In an unsurprising finding it has been revealed that a survey has found that the number of parents who allow children aged between 10-12 years to have a Facebook account has doubled in the last year. As a parent of an 11 year old boy I know there are many, many 11 year olds just in my part of the world who have Facebook accounts, so the results of the survey are hardly surprising at all.
As Janet Taylor, a clinical instructor of psychiatry at Columbia University at Hospital in New York explains, “It’s not alarming. I think it means we need to be aware of what is going on and how to best utilize social media.”
The level of monitoring of the Facebook accounts is the important factor in my opinion. As long as you are aware of what is being said and posted on Facebook you should minimize the risk of something untoward taking place.
As another part of the survey it appears that many people are getting Jack of celebrities jumping onto Twitter and arguing with other celebrities for the world to see. It seems that the idea was exciting for some people to begin with but the saturation of this actor or that actor posting meaningless tweets on a regular basis has become a little bit more than anyone wants to be subjected to.