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Should it be Legal for Middle School Students to use Facebook?

Should it be Legal for Middle School Students to use Facebook?

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When I asked a group of 7th graders how many of them had a Facebook page, more than half their hands went up. When I asked how many of them were 13 or older, there were far fewer hands. I had my students watch this video http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/local&id=7412436 and use this new scenario: “Should middle school students be allowed to use Facebook?” on the SCAN tool at TregoED. I am using this as a prompt for a persuasive essay. We could use your point of view!

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Hubert V. Yee's picture
Hubert V. Yee
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I spoke with my friends who are educators this weekend about FB and children. One of them said one of her friend's child uses FB. The child is only 10 years old. The parents, though, regulates it and screens her FB account. While there are child appropriate social networks, I believe we can't regulate and screen everything children do online. Instead I think we should moderate what we can and teach our children and youth to be savvy with technology.

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In the world the parent-child relationship is one of the longest lasting so

The social media sites are not good for less than 10 year kids. To children giving some knowledge about social network site is good but the FB and ORKUT is not good for kids. When the kids are using some social media site like FB then the parents are sitting with them. It is good you can give some knowledge our kids about social networking site but you also encourage limiting using these sites.

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