At Which Age Should Allow Children Access Social Media Sites?

The age at which children should be given access to social media sites in India has remained a topic of debate for quite some time now. On the occasion of ‘Safer Internet Day, citizens engagement platform LocalCircles released the results of a survey that gauges the pulse of citizens on this subject. It is very important Question – At Which Age Should Allow Children Access Social Media Sites?

Age under which children can’t have Social Media Accounts

The first question was if the government and schools in India should define an age under which children cannot have social media accounts. Seventy-nine percent respondents agreed with this, 17 percent did not agree and four percent were unsure. Citizens are keen that the government defines an age and then enforces this via the Education Boards, Schools and District Administrations.

Children Social Media Sites

“In many countries, the minimum age of a person required to join a social media site like Facebook, Snapchat etc. is 13 years. However, it is commonly known that many children tend to declare false age and create profiles,” LocalCircles said in a statement.

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The minimum age for children to have Social Media Accounts

The second question asked was what should be the minimum age for children in India to have social media accounts. 16 percent said it should be 13 years and 36 percent said it should be 15 years. Another 36 percent said the age limit should be 18 years while 12 percent schools or government should not regulate the social media access of children.

Children Access Social Media Sites

Allowed Social Media Accounts between the ages 11 to 13 with Parental Consent

Asked if children in India should be allowed between the ages of 11-13 with parental consent, 61 percent responded in a negative while 34 percent said it should be allowed. Five percent were not sure about their choice.

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Citizens also said that government should use education boards and schools as a medium to disseminate guidelines on parents making sure that children under the defined age do not have any social media accounts.

Children Social Media Sites

Should Allow Children Access Social Media Sites?

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