Social media must be made less addictive, says watchdog

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  1. mood

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    Social media must be made less addictive, says watchdog
    Social media firms need to limit features that hook youngsters on devices, Children's Commissioner for England, Anne Longfield, has said.
    June 12, 2018

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-44452265
     
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    Facebook may add 'your time' tool to fight social media addiction
    Will a daily tally get you to take a break?
    June 22, 2018
    https://www.cnet.com/news/facebook-may-add-your-time-tool-to-fight-social-media-addiction/
     
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    Social media apps are 'deliberately' addictive to users
    July 4, 2018
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-44640959
     
  4. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Why blame technology for basic human flaws?
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    Social media guidelines for young people to be drawn up
    September 30, 2018
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-45696988
     
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    Facebook and Instagram don't wreck kids' lives, claims new study
    So many researchers have claimed that social media is ruining children's lives. Researchers from the University of Oxford differ
    May 16, 2019

    https://www.zdnet.com/article/facebook-and-instagram-dont-wreck-kids-lives-claims-new-study/
     
  7. Mrkvonic

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    Well, you can only verify that claim in 20 or so years. But given how many people born before the social media era are not having amazing emotional journeys anyway, social media might be an enhancer of the problem but not the source of it.
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    There was a time when the novel was considered harmful to young people, and before that the theatre was blamed for causing plagues.
     
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    Humans are flawed, they are so flawed that they don't even recognize their flaws and blames others for it.
     
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    Parents need to slap these devices out of their kids hands & tell them to go play outside you ungrateful ****.
     
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