Fake Message in the Internet

by Kevin Yuan

screen-shot-2016-10-22-at-8-59-36-pmIn 2014, a study, conducted by a group called EU Kids Online, came to a result that 8 to 10 years old children spent 45 minutes per day on a computer. Majority of these children
use the Internet to visit Facebook and watch YouTube videos. And one quarter of the children have Facebook accounts. But, wait! Don’t you need to be at least 13 years old to register a Facebook account?  For one half of the children who are between age 11 and 12 are using Facebook account. And even more shockingly, the study showed that 34 percent of Facebook users are under 13 years old. It is unbelievable number of children who fake their ages to access Facebook. Not only children, many people even adults lied about their ages in social media. And not just in social media like Facebook and Instagram, there are lots of teenagers faked their ages to play games and watch movies.  Some games and videos contain serious blood and violence scenes, so that teenagers under 18 years old are prohibited to play or watch.

In the modern world, there are so many faked informations on the Internet. And, as Christian high school students, we should be aware about that. The most basic thing, that we should deal with this problem, is to keep ourselves not influenced by it. Make sure that yourselves do not watch videos that required age 18. And if you know some friends doing this inappropriate things, take courage to warn them not faking their ages to gain access to the things that they are not supposed to see.


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