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Too young to post?

Discussion in 'Debate Forum' started by FE21, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. Nephilim

    Nephilim Muffin Button Master

    Porn is art... Oh this is so quote worthy!
     
  2. DarkGengar

    DarkGengar Ghost Reaper

    I believe that if you're able to handle other people's opinion and criticism, then you should be allowed to post on a internet forum.
     
  3. Kaiserin

    Kaiserin please wake up...

    There are plenty of people 18 and over who can't do this. There are plenty of people who are middle-aged and elderly who can't do this, either. If this were the deciding factor, the userbase of SPPf would probably be a tiny fraction of what it currently is.
     
  4. The Admiral

    The Admiral solid state survivor

    Not to mention, I think that a lot of folks in most debate forums wouldn't be able to. I understand the basic idea and that you should get out of the kitchen if you can't stand the heat, but that's just asking for trouble.
     
  5. emilyshortcake

    emilyshortcake good left undone

    Lol, lying will always happen.
    When I was like 9 I lied and put my age as 13 when I joined Neopets.
    I regret nothing.
    Although, that was Neopets and nothing explicit was slipping through the cracks there.
    I enjoy Serebii and all the innuendo lurking around.
     
  6. miles0624

    miles0624 Wrath of Fire

    Did the same thing. Except, I put 15 so I could join the harry potter thing. I tried to sign in like two years ago and I couldn't. They asked for my birthdate, and I couldn't give the right one. =p
     
  7. mockingjay

    mockingjay swift and lol

  8. Iris Mist

    Iris Mist Hylian Princess

    You're completely right about that, it was definitely different 10-20 years ago. Example, I got my first cell phone when I was in my 2nd year of college. Yes, I was 19 years old, imagine that. When I was in high school, there were less than 10 people that owned them. Nowadays, if you don't have a cell phone in school, you're a total reject, and you get bullied.

    I support the fact that websites put in an age restriction. I know that it's easy to lie, but then again, it's a parent's job to monitor this stuff. And I've seen parents actually creating their 10 year old's Facebook page. And then, those children turn around and "friend" their parents friends. What does that teach the child? That it's ok to break the rules and lie.

    I was already a teenager by the time the Internet made its way to my area (that's what happens when you live in the boonies) and the things I did back then (at 15 years old) were totally irresponsible, and if I could go back, I would never do half the things I did.

    While we may not agree with it, age restrictions are put in place for a reason.
     
  9. fitzy909

    fitzy909 Just another guy

    I understand what you are saying. The thing is i think it's ok to post on forums as long as you can contribute and you can take criticism. I mean don't let really young kids post, but from a sutible age. Other things like facebook i think there should be an age limit. I know people who got it when they were 10 or 11. i'm 14 and i still don't have it. I don't really like the idea, nut with everyone else on it you sort of get left out.
     
  10. Ludwig

    Ludwig Well-Known Member

    I know people that are 60+ and still don't have it.
     
  11. Grimer

    Grimer Pokemon #088

    Is that a bad thing?

    I think they shouldn't be denied because people think kids are too young to be being on open public forums, but I think there should be an age restriction because of immature little kids thinking they are pro-trolls or something, not that that will change anything because they lie about it anyways.

    But he's not (technically we are all animals, though, but not in your perspective of the word). And I'm pretty sure that you saying 99% of the internet is pictures of animals is a pure lie.
     
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2013
  12. EzzPeon

    EzzPeon just a passerby

    There isn't much you can do to keep children off the internet by putting age restrictions on things since they can easily be bypassed most of the time.

    You can't judge someone's maturity or responsibility from their age, at least not with teenagers. And adults could be immature and irresponsible too.

    So there is a lot of inappropriate stuff for kids on the web, but the internet is also a great place to learn. Because I know that I learnt a lot from the internet and by being on Serebii. I was twelve when I joined here and it was absolutely horrendous. I went and posted terrible sprite artwork, couldn't take criticism, got into some discussion with someone and my posts hurt to look at with all the mistakes and capitals everywhere. (At least I wasn't a troll.) But the internet is how learnt English, which is not my native language. I have a lot of knowledge from reading around here and today, two and a half years later, I still feel like I have some advantage over other people in my class that are actually older than me. And that's thanks to things I've read and come across on the internet over the years. I'm better at taking criticism nowadays, too. Hopefully.

    Still, age restrictions should be there in some cases, absolutely at sites with explicit content. And even when anyone can lie about it, it's at least a warning. It's ridiculous that some parents just let really young children on the internet, though..
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2013
  13. Ludwig

    Ludwig Well-Known Member

    Give examples and explain why those are examples rather than non-examples.
     
  14. Dreamy

    Dreamy Well-Known Member

    I agree, it's nice to say that, but you have to be realistic.
     
  15. Ytterbium70

    Ytterbium70 DIE PEOPLE

    I can see advatages and disadvantages to it. I mean, it could keep people safe and all that crap, but sometimes some of the smartest comments come from some of the younger people.
     
  16. HetaOni

    HetaOni Chesaught

    I say amen to this comment.
    I'm 12 and people on here who don't look at my age think I'm older than I really am.
    Heck, I've seen 42 yr olds on here with less maturity than me!
     
  17. Sadib

    Sadib Time Lord Victorious

    It's all about majority. If you're going to spam and troll, you deserve to get banned regardless if you're 8 or 23.

    Also, the mods need to seriously edit posts that have bypassed the censors. There are 4 year old who come here.
     
  18. THRILLHO

    THRILLHO nothin' at all

    i would argue that there are much worse things than the occasional curse word that a 4 year old can be exposed to on the internet. see: just about any fandom. 4 is way too young for the internet. i think kids shouldn't really be using the internet unsupervised until they're 12 or 13.
     
  19. Sadib

    Sadib Time Lord Victorious

    It can't be helped. The average Pokémon player is 4 years old. Mods still need to do their job though.
     
  20. TheWatersGreatGuardian

    TheWatersGreatGuardian Legendary Trainer

    yes they do. namely, places like this debate forum should be off limits to those below a certain age.
     

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