Digital childhood: kids and social media

Digital childhood: kids and social media

Recently Apple’s CEO Tim Cook said that he wouldn’t want his children to use social media, joining with this statement a growing group of digitally disillusioned tech executives. Meanwhile, social network giants like Facebook seem to make every effort to keep kids firmly glued to screens: the new app Messenger for kids is designed to help children as young as six to “communicate” without signing up for the platform. Parents and child development experts expectedly raise voices of concern: just yesterday health advocacy organizations sent an open letter to Facebook…