I came across an article on AdWeek called “Data Points: The Kids are Online.” The article basically reveals how younger children today such as 7 years old are already using social media sites like Facebook.
I started using Facebook when I was 17 (however I am no longer a Facebook user) and I didn’t really use it much except to comment on a few friends’ walls. It really boggled my mind to think what can a 7 year old really do on Facebook?! I mean, shouldn’t they be outside, enjoying the sun? Shouldn’t they be doing other activities like art and reading?
There’s no doubt that technology is ever evolving today and the younger the children are, the more likely they will start using/adapting to all of the newest and latest technological advancements. But I remember the good old days when I was 7 and played outside. I didn’t really care for computers or the Internet.
What’s more interesting is that kids ages 5-8, about 21% have a Facebook page and ages 9-12, about 45% have a Facebook page. Crazy, isn’t it?
To check the article out, click on this link: AdWeek