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last updated by Convy 1 week, 4 days ago
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    Okey_14_boi
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    What age should you let your child use Social Media?

     

    The social media era is here. We use our phones for a wide range of activities, including communication, financial transactions, entertainment, and education.

    Seven-month-old infants are already watching “cartoons” on YouTube.

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    However, because the internet can be a highly dangerous place with sexually explicit material and dangerous users, it is sensible to limit your child’s internet use as well as to educate them aware of the risks.

    Some apps, like Netflix and YouTube, allow you to set parental restrictions, but at what age should you give your child access to a phone?

    Although the age restrictions on most social media sites are a great way to determine whether your child is old enough to have an account, it’s still crucial to get to know your child before giving them this kind of access.

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    Numerous psychological issues, such as anxiety, melancholy, fear of missing out, peer pressure to conform, psychological manipulation, and brainwashing, can be brought on by social media.

    Even though acquiring your child a social media account may be more challenging as they get older, there shouldn’t be any rush.

    Engage them with chess, scrabble, monopoly, movies, TV shows, sports, and hobbies like dance and piano playing.

     

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    Most social media platforms advise children to wait until they are at least 13 years old before using the internet, although some platforms are riskier than others.

    Many cyber experts and psychologists advise that 16 is a much better age to start using apps like TikTok, Twitter, and Snapchat due to the quantity of pornography, nudity, and individuals in relationships or marriages exposing explicit information.

    Even then, it’s crucial to keep an eye on their social media activity and communicate with them frequently.

     

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    • #24737
      Bernard
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      Kids should be allowed full social media access when they get to 18… other than that, their usage should be monitored continually

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      • #24792
        Chichi
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        18 is too much, shey you wan lock them for cage, atleast 15 is enough

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    • #24740
      FM
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      16 should be that age I guess… may God help us with the stuff going on social media these days

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    • #24782
      John Adeleke
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      My child’s social media usage would be supervised by me until they get into the University

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    • #24796
      Chrisen
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      15 years old

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    • #24800
      Convy
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      Atleast 17 years is ok

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