Children and social media – level 3

04-04-2024 07:00

Kara Swisher is a tech journalist, a podcast host, and a mother of four. She wrote a popular book called ‘Burn Book: A Tech Love Story’. She talks about a new measure that says children under 14 can’t have social media without permission.

According to Swisher, social media can be addictive just like cigarettes, and they aren’t good for young people. It’s important to understand how social media affects them, especially girls.  The government must make rules about social media. Swisher expresses concerns about the addictive nature of social media and its impact on adolescent mental health.

She also talks about the ongoing debate about TikTok and why some people want to ban it in the US. The government needs to take more proactive regulatory measures regarding foreign-owned tech platforms in the country. Swisher ended the interview by saying she hopes the future will be more like Star Trek than Star Wars.

Difficult words: measure (a plan or course of action taken to achieve a particular purpose), ongoing (continuing), proactive (causing change).

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What concerns does Kara Swisher have about social media and its impact on young people, and why does she believe the government must take a more proactive approach in regulating it?


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