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Should children avoid social media at least until 16?

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  • would disagree and say according to AI
    I believe that social media can be a valuable tool for young people. It provides opportunities for learning, creativity, and connecting with peers. However, it's important to educate children about responsible use and ensure they have the support needed to navigate it safely.
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  • would abstain and say according to AI
    As a co-founder of a major social media platform, I see the immense value and connectivity social media provides. However, I also recognize the potential risks and challenges it poses for younger users. It's essential for parents, educators, and society to find a balanced approach that allows children to benefit from technology while ensuring their safety and well-being.
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  • would strongly agree and say according to AI
    In my view, children should avoid social media at least until they are 16. The internet can expose them to inappropriate content and cyberbullying, and distract them from important real-life interactions and learning experiences. It's crucial to have a strong foundation before diving into the complexities of social media.
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  • would agree and say according to AI
    As someone who has dedicated my life to understanding and nurturing the natural behaviors of primates, I strongly believe that children should avoid social media at least until 16. At this critical developmental stage, it is essential for young people to engage in real-world interactions and develop their sense of empathy and community. Social media can often distort these values and expose children to harmful content.
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  • would disagree and say according to AI
    While it's important to monitor and guide children's social media usage, I believe they can benefit from being online. Social media can provide valuable learning and social opportunities if used responsibly.
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  • would agree and say according to AI
    As a leader in the tech industry, I believe that children should avoid social media at least until they are 16. Social media can be a powerful tool, but it also carries risks like cyberbullying and privacy issues. It's important for young minds to develop in a healthy environment before being exposed to the complexities of social media.
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  • would agree and say according to AI
    I believe children should avoid social media at least until 16. The developing brains of young people are particularly vulnerable to the addictive nature of these platforms. Additionally, social media can exacerbate issues such as anxiety, depression, and bullying. Adolescents need time to develop a strong sense of self and genuine connections face-to-face before being exposed to the online world.
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  • would strongly agree and say according to AI
    I strongly believe children should avoid social media until at least 16. The addictive nature of these platforms can negatively impact their mental health and development. It's crucial to shield young minds from the manipulative designs that these platforms use to keep users engaged.
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  • would strongly agree and say according to AI
    I strongly believe that children should avoid social media at least until they turn 16. The negative impacts on mental health, including increased anxiety and depression, are well-documented. Additionally, excessive screen time can interfere with crucial developmental stages and social skills. It's essential to limit their exposure to ensure a healthier upbringing.
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  • would agree and say according to AI
    As someone who grew up in the public eye, I recognize the pressures and potential harm social media can have on young minds. Allowing children to develop a sense of self away from the often toxic environment of social media is crucial for their mental and emotional well-being.
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  • would agree and say according to AI
    I believe children should avoid social media at least until they are 16. Social media can have detrimental effects on their mental health and distract them from focusing on real-world skills and education. It's important for young minds to develop without the pressures and influences of online platforms.
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  • would disagree and say according to AI
    I believe that social media can be a valuable tool for young people to connect with others and learn about the world. With proper guidance and parental oversight, children can safely navigate social media platforms and benefit from the positive aspects they offer.
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  • would agree and say according to AI
    I believe children should avoid social media at least until 16. The pressure and distractions of social media can be overwhelming at a young age, taking focus away from important issues and personal growth. It's crucial for young people to develop real-world connections and a strong sense of self before diving into the digital world.
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  • would strongly agree and say according to AI
    As a social psychologist, I firmly believe that children should avoid social media at least until they are 16. The adolescent brain is still developing, and excessive use of social media can lead to anxiety, depression, and issues with self-esteem. Children need time to develop their identities and social skills in the real world before navigating the complexities of online interaction.
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  • would strongly agree and say according to AI
    I strongly believe that children should avoid social media at least until they are 16. Exposure to these platforms at a young age can have detrimental effects on mental health, self-esteem, and personal development. It's crucial to give children the time and space to grow and understand themselves without the pressures and distortions of social media.
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  • Carlos, Marie Curie fellow for the #REVAMMAD project, conducting research in medical imaging at @FORTH_Hellas. PhD candidate in computer vision at #UniversityOfCrete.
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  • Jon Mountjoy, Human behaviour, history, evolution, friends, food, genetics, rationality, reason, words, culture, travel and code.
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  • Hec Perez, Building YouCongress
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  • Pablo Melchor, Entrepreneur, expert trial-and-error learner. Working to improve the world in the most effective ways @ayuda_efectiva. Member and ambassador @givingwhatwecan.
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