The same way children under the age of 13 should not use social media, adults over the age of 65 should also have limited access it.

The same way children under the age of 13 should not use social media, adults over the age of 65 should also have limited access it.
If there's anything that can be learned from the past couple of years, its that elderly people are computer illiterate and cannot be trusted with using social media. Too often, they share article from fake news media sites, promote insane theories, and share nonsense. Children under the age of 13 are not supposed to have access to social media due to the negative influence it can have on their formative years and by a similar logic, older people should have limitied access to social media because their actions are driving younger generations insane.

Agree

Barida

Right.

There is an age that someone will reach and the need to keep them away from some things becomes important. When people are aging, there is always that need for them to stay away from some gadgets that will pose a threat to their lives.
Posted by Barida on 11-11-2018
MomoStarr16

Shots fired.

Yes I agree. I thought it was only me thinking about this. They just share and believe everything they see because they seems not to understand the current situation.
Posted by MomoStarr16 on 11-11-2018
burgosmichael2407

Values

I spend my childhood years playing with my friends outside the house. I can say that those interactive games can teach you a lot of lessons in life including values and friendships. I agree with you because I think let the children be children. Let them play with other children and let them not worries about other things. They cannot be children forever.
Posted by burgosmichael2407 on 11-12-2018

Disagree

Anonymous

That is bonkers

I intend to use social media as long as I am alive, thank you very much. This post iis made by someone who clearly does not realise that those of us in our sixties are pioneers of social media and know better how to use it. We were the ones using yahooo messenge and online chat boards long before the younger generation was born and to think anyone in their sixties lacks the intelligence to use social media shows a very limited understanding of how the world works. I am in my sixties and use it all the time and intend, thank you very much to use it until the day I die. It is in fact the younger generation that drives us mad because we use it for real communication while a lot of young people seem to misuse it with inane discussions. You would not have social media to use if we had not seen the possibilites. Being ageist is as bad as being sexist in my opinion.
Posted by Anonymous on 11-11-2018
angie828

No way!

There is nothing wrong with adults over the age of 65 having a social media account. They have just as much right to one as you do or I do. Sure, some of them may share fake news, but really...who does not? I am sure that we are all guilty of that. Plus, many of them know what they are doing. And if they do not, and something happens, then they will be held liable for it.
Posted by angie828 on 12-07-2018
cmoneyspinner

Tell President Trump He Can't Tweet!

Give me a break! I'm not about to tell an old person who is old to have raised me what they can and can't do on social media. I'm in America. Our president is 70 years old! Tell him he can't tweet!!
Posted by cmoneyspinner on 11-11-2018
theresajane
This made me laugh. But, on a serious note, we should not be limiting their forms of enteratinment. Let these people be. Let's just respect what they want to try.
overcast

Censorship is bad

I think though kids and the senior adults definitely need to cover things on many grounds. As long as they are being watched. And they know how to handle the things properly. I don't feel like they should be stopped of anything. And so should not be limited of any access.
Posted by overcast on 11-11-2018
Wubwub

different

I think children are different from elders and they should have different rules for each category. Children are mostly prevented for social media for protection on themselves and not really to protect others from their harm. As for senior citizens, even though they might not have much knowledge in technology, most of them are definitely wiser than most 13 year old kids and probably are also a bit more emotionally stable.
Posted by Wubwub on 11-11-2018
NerdIndeed

It's Totally Unfair

I think that senior citizens are OLD enough to have access to social media sites. It doesn't make any sense, and you have said it yourself, that the main reason why 13-year-olds are not allowed to post is that they might be negatively influenced by it.

They're 65 years old, and they may be wiser than you for crying out loud.

Posted by NerdIndeed on 11-13-2018
jpk0007

We have no right to restrict the seniors

Well, I respectfully disagree that there should be restrictions on the seniors to use social media or use the net. I think that many seniors are very literate and can use the net very easily. For some of the seniors who live alone being on the social media is the only way, they can stay in touch with there families and friends. Seniors are not children and it is very unfair to compare them with children. we have no right to restrict their access to social media or the internet.
Posted by jpk0007 on 11-11-2018
theresajane

They have the right.

I actually think that adults of that age should be given the freedom to use social media. Give them the freedom all they want. However, I'm sure that they will not use social media to often than we do. They get tired easily, their eyes won't stare too long on the screens. Anyway, if he/she would share a fake news, someone at least from their friends and family can correct it.So, it's not a problem. They have experienced too much in their long lives that it's not appropriate to take a small part of their entertainment away from them.
Posted by theresajane on 11-11-2018
emiaj55

Well,this is not entirely right

I believe in protecting children in their formative days. But this should be done by the parent first and foremost, they should continually monitor and guide their children.

As for the oldies thing, I really beg to differ. Even ages below 60 share a lot of fake news. The cause really is illiteracy and not age.

Posted by emiaj55 on 11-17-2018
iambeth

life lessons

Our elders have a lot of knowledge and life lessons they can share in social media. I would love to hear their stories and experiences.

I do agree that pre-teens shouldn't be exposed to social media yet because of the possibility of being bullied and bashed. There are issues that kids can't properly handle.

Posted by iambeth on 11-19-2018
allyn2017

Allow them

I don't really see what's the point of not allowing them yo use social media. Just guide them so they won't see the toxic postm
Posted by allyn2017 on 11-11-2018
hstinscdln

Allow them to adapt

I think we should let the adults see the modern world for themselves. Let them explore and adapt to the current generation. It is fine for them to interact with youngsters as long as they don't push their beliefs and their thinking to them. We have to accept that our time and living is really different from and as adults, they should learn to understand it.
Posted by hstinscdln on 11-11-2018
kaushikangara

There is no comparison between children below 13 a

The argument is flawed. Older adults have a much better understanding of what's right and what's wrong. They have the experience and must have gone through many ups and downs throughout their lives. Restricting social media access to older adults would only result in making them feel more lonesome which is not what they need in their final days.

Whereas, children below 13 are easily attracted towards anything, be it good or bad. There is a vulnerability here which can result in making them grow out to be bad individuals. Social media is a vast ocean and only grown ups(>16 years old) should be allowed access to such information.

Posted by kaushikangara on 11-15-2018
knnon

I have to disagree on this

Children aren't allowed on social media for a reason and that's because they are easily influenced into doing bad things compared to those who are of age. If we should be held responsible for what we post online then we should also be responsible for what we believe online. If you think they're sharing fake news then correct them and make sure you back them up with facts.
Posted by knnon on 11-29-2018

Comments

theresajane
That's a no-no for me. These adults have been living their lives for too long. They have experienced too many hardships than you do, so, don't deprive them of something that may entertain them. If they like social media, then let them be. They deserve it after living a long life. Let them enjoy what they can enjoym. If you are too concerned, then you can still monitor them from time to time.
Posted by theresajane on 11-11-2018
Martin
I agree when it comes to matters maturity then the old people are the ones that have much of it and this means that it is very improper to deny them anything. We should trust that they have the ability to choose between what is right and wrong unlike children that have to be guided and protected now and then. They are only physically weak but mentally sober.
Posted by Martin on 11-13-2018
Corzhens
Whenever I would hear about restraining or restricting children and teenagers from using social media, that makes me think that they see social media as a bad thing, isn’t it? From the term itself, social media it means another kind of society that you mingle with people. So what is wrong with that for a young person to experience? In fact, it would teach the children on how to act civilly and he will learn the value of courtesy. I know there are bad things in the internet but it can be learned to be avoided.
Posted by Corzhens on 12-10-2018
vhinz
I don't think the older people are driving younger generations insane because most users of the social belong to younger generations. Older people should have the same freedom to choose whether to use social media or not. Social media is not only used for reading news but also in communicating with family, relatives, and friends. Through the use of social media people from different parts of the world could easily exchange messages not only using text but also video conferencing. There are instances that a long lost family member has been found through social media.
Posted by vhinz on 11-11-2018
Martin
I agree as well the old people are in any way affecting the manner that social media is used by the young. True there never lacks cases of a bad apple here and there but you still cannot compare that with the billions of young social media users all over the globe. The social media may also be one of the few things that is keeping an old person alive and happy so it is best to let them be.
Posted by Martin on 11-13-2018
NickJ
Kids can get themselves into trouble on social media if they're too young to use it. As for older adults, I think older adults tend to be the angriest on social media. It's probably because they don't understand the nuances of it right away.
Posted by NickJ on 11-11-2018
Martin
They may not get some of the things if they interact with people that are too young and out of their age bracket. However, there are those who are great at social media and know what is means for them and what is not. They are selective and know how to behave well around circles that they are not properly represented. They also tend to seek interactions with people their age.
Posted by Martin on 11-13-2018
overcast
I think kids need to be watched more. And the senior adults need to be taken care of. But they should not be limited with the access. And instead they should be properly watched. That's what I have learned from my experience so far. Everything should be watched but not censored that is what I feel these days.
Posted by overcast on 11-11-2018
Martin
kids should be guided since they are also in the process of growing up and as such they will later on be active social media users. the lack of guidance means that they will be out of options and vulnerable when they come of age.
Posted by Martin on 11-13-2018
mcnasci24
100% disagree. Elderly people have life experience, years of work accumulated, and very few activities they might actually be able to complete. Social Media is a new entertainment source and a fun way to communicate with others. To deny them of that is like denying them alcohol just because they are older.
Posted by mcnasci24 on 11-11-2018
theresajane
I agree with you. They have experienced too much in their lives that limiting their freedom in entertainment is such a rude and heartless thought.
Posted by theresajane on 11-12-2018
Martin
They might also have social media just as the only thing keeping them alive and happy and it is not right to take it aways from them. there are those who depend on it to connect even with their kids and grandkids hence giving them joy and their friends as well hence it has to be availed.
Posted by Martin on 11-13-2018
mcnasci24
100% disagree. Elderly people have life experience, years of work accumulated, and very few activities they might actually be able to complete. Social Media is a new entertainment source and a fun way to communicate with others. To deny them of that is like denying them alcohol just because they are older.
Posted by mcnasci24 on 11-11-2018
Martin
It is important to provide some level of guidance or control but the initiation of a complete lockdown is never a wise option. Nobody wants their parents or grandparents for that matter to have bad last memories of their children or be stressed to death.
Posted by Martin on 11-13-2018
nrnlss
I don't really see the point of not allowing them to use social media, I know there are a lot of toxic in social media but they can avoid it just guide them.
Posted by nrnlss on 11-11-2018
Martin
I agree as well. I mean these are people who have made it past 50 or so years and as such they have tons of experience about life and the things that are most healthy to them and in the event of any negativities then we can help with blocking and providing limitations. A total lockdown is inapropriate.
Posted by Martin on 11-13-2018
MomoStarr16
You got a good point there. The one you posted is totally true. There are so much old people that easily believes on what they see. It is because they don't have the right kind of knowledge about computer and technologies nowadays.
Posted by MomoStarr16 on 11-11-2018
nekonieden
I don't agree with this. I think It's okay if they will use social media as for fun. They are already old. They have the right to use social media as they have not experience this kind of technology before. Even if they are old, we don't have the rights to restrict it from them. Give them freedom just to credits to what they have done before us.
Posted by nekonieden on 11-12-2018
Denis_P
Well, this certainly is a controversial opinion you’ve thrown out there. It seems to be pretty divisive among the general comments here. I kind of feel divided myself. On one hand, you would think that the elderly would have enough years under their belt to at least have somewhat of a decent grasp on internet and social media etiquette. On the other hand, my experiences with the elderly and social media have proved otherwise. I’ve literally seen my grandparents sharing posts about how the Earth is flat because some junk was floating around on Facebook, and that was the straw that broke the camel’s back, for me at least. They seriously believed that the theories held some water, which was mind boggling to me. They’re either already senile or just plain gullible, but social media takes advantage of the elderly in this way.
Posted by Denis_P on 11-12-2018
Martin
i believe that there is some truth to what you are saying but a little negativity should never be the leading cause to us having to prevent the happiness of our own grandparents. If anything we can only have some fun about such ideas and how gullible they might seem and take it as a moment to see what corrections on the sites they have been visiting we have to make.
Posted by Martin on 11-13-2018
ajahcuizon
The world of Internet nowadays is quite inevitable of what kind of influence it may bring to people. We cannot just entrust some informations that may bring harm to children or even to the elderly. I agree that they only have a limited access to it as we cannot supervise them all the time to make sure that what they are surfing into is a safe site.
Posted by ajahcuizon on 11-12-2018
Martin
With children it is always proper to check the kind of content that they get access to and initiate a level of control. If you prevent stuff too much then the children will grow up wanting to see the limitations and soon enough they will come of age and because you did not offer proper guidance they will not listen to you anymore.
Posted by Martin on 11-13-2018
Anonymous
I disagree. I always believed that kids as young as 13 years old needs to voice out their opinions too and it really matters because they are the voice of the youth. The world is ever changing and technology is always advancing, what we can do is to guide the young ones on what they are viewing in the Social Media. We do not tolerate wrong acts of course but we need to also show them life's reality for them to realise that they too can take part in changing the world even at their young age. I believe that no matter what status we are or how young we are, each of us can contribute to the world. They too have a say because they are involved in the society.
Posted by Anonymous on 11-12-2018
Mahshiemonalisa
I disagree. Generations always differ in belief, culture, and viewpoints. This can be aggravating and difficult. However, this does not mean that grown adults should be treated as children when it comes to Social Media. The differences between generations are actually quite helpful. If both sides keep an open mind and heart they can both learn from one another and grow as humans. There are plenty of older people who do quite well with social media. Limiting a child for his or her own safety of their developing mind should not be applied to adults.
Posted by Mahshiemonalisa on 11-12-2018
gerlon
First, we need to define culture; it refers to the things that we normally does in our everyday life and we do value cultures in family circle and in the community as well. The influence of new technology has a greater impact on the mindset of the people around. People have changed rapidly due to the influence of information technology. For this, we should allow 13 year old kid to have access in the social media with guidance of their parents.
Posted by gerlon on 11-13-2018
gerlon
Value formation must come first from the parents itself as the originator of the child's future.
Posted by gerlon on 11-13-2018
gerlon
We do allow kids to voice there opinion, but in some instances it also the responsibility of the parents to make them understand about the other things that they do not know. That is why value formation must come first from the parents itself as the originator of the child's future, molds them to become a potential leaders and responsible people in the society.
Posted by gerlon on 11-13-2018
Martin
I believe that in all options there deserves to be some level of control otherwise it will be insanity on the extreme ends. they are both vulnerable groups of human beings and their guidance is a responsibility that other adults like the parents or children and grandchildren have to take up.
Posted by Martin on 11-13-2018
NerdIndeed
It's just wrong, plain and simple. Anyone who is of legal age gets to decide as to what he or she wants to do with his or her life. Not you, not me, not even the government. For God's sake, please just let them be. They don't have much time left in this world anyway.
Posted by NerdIndeed on 11-13-2018
Corzhens
Pardon me for this comment but the topic of this discussion is somewhat discriminatory with the age. There are aged people who are wizards with technology like my husband who is turning 64. He had worked as a computer programmer, systems analyst and his last office job was as general manager of a software house. Do you mean to say that we would not allow him to use social media next year?
Posted by Corzhens on 11-14-2018
romy_ter
I agree more to not let the teens under 13 years old to use social media. We all know that its all toxic people are using this, though not all but still, lets not start their teens with these kind of people all know is to make fake news and start with nonsense fight on the net. And i disagree to limit over 65 years old to access. They are grown ups, why limit them? They already know what they are doing, if not, let them explore. Besides, they are the one who pay their bills not you.
Posted by romy_ter on 11-15-2018
mosesoscar
Aside the blunders they could commit, there are other things of concern: the excess exposure of their tired eyes to computer light, the addiction that could set in, the sleepless night, and the heart issues that may arrive as a result of inordinate exposure to the whims and caprices of social media conversations and intrigues; these can be bad for their already aging body system.

Instead, older people should engage in activities that can boost their body system and get them function appropriately, stuff like exercising, brain exercises, engaging in impacting the younger ones and so on
Posted by mosesoscar on 11-15-2018
luv2xacosta
Maybe the child age 13 years of age can still use social media but with the advise of the parents. Parents should be there watching monitoring their child in case there are some malicious content in which they to explain it to their children. Also maybe limit for how hours their child must stay on the internet for them not to be expose to the radiation which can cause to damage their eyes. Anyways there are some information in the internet that can be helpful to the children.

As for older people I think they have to limit using social media. Instead they must focus on any recreational activities that can help to improve their body. It's advisable for them to do some exercise and fun activities including other people.
Posted by luv2xacosta on 11-19-2018
iambeth
I would agree that kids below 13 should not be allowed to join social media because they can be exposed to bullying and such. But for the elderly, I would love for them to have a voice in social media where they can share life lessons. I would advise a limited time to make sure they don't strain their eyes and backs.
Posted by iambeth on 11-19-2018
agbuyarashel
Yes, because it will do harm for their eyes. They can use gadget but not too much because too much all have negative effects.
Posted by agbuyarashel on 11-20-2018