After hearing Jesse Watters talk about how politicians want to hold social media companies responsible for the negative stuff they cause with teens, I saw this:
Notice: “Teenage TikTok start Ava Majury, 15…” (emphasis mine).
Although I suspect there are some mental health issues involved, her stalkers are responsible for their actions, not Ava.
However, how about this…?:
Parents, you shouldn’t allow your 15 year-old daughter (or son) post on TikTok (at least not to develop a large following). And, if this is accurate:
“Ava’s parents allowed her to sell Mr. Justin a couple of selfies that she had already posted to Snapchat,” The Times noted…
No, I am not blaming the victim. I am questioning the wisdom of the victim’s parents.
Social media is dangerous in many different ways, even for adults. I am not saying that no kid should get access until they are 18, but if you are going to allow your child to access it, it should be controlled. Constantly.
Children deserve a period of innocence. Innocence does not last long. Once it’s gone, it’s gone. Becoming an influencer before you’ve even graduated high school should be a low priority.
Finally, it is us parents, not the government, who should be protecting the young ones under our care from social media.