Children and social media – level 1

04-04-2024 07:00

Kara Swisher is a journalist. She is interested in the tech world. She writes a book called ‘Burn Book: A Tech Love Story’. It talks about tech. It is a bestseller.

Swisher has four children. She thinks that children should not have social media. If yes, their parents must agree. Social media is like cigarettes. Once you have it, you cannot stop using it. It is not good for children. It has an impact on their mental health. Young girls have many problems with it.

The government must make rules about social media. Swisher also talks about TikTok. Some people want to stop it in the US. There must be strict rules about foreign companies in the US.

Difficult words: tech (technology), mental health (what you think and how you feel), foreign (from another country).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

Should the government create stricter regulations for social media platforms, considering the potential negative impact it can have on children's mental health, as discussed in Swisher's book 'Burn Book: A Tech Love Story'?


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