In this episode, Niall delves into the hotly debated topic: “Should We Ban Social Media For Children Under The Age Of 16?” Drawing inspiration from recent discussions in the UK about potential restrictions on social media access for young teenagers, Niall explores the merits and challenges of imposing such limitations.
Tánaiste Micheál Martin rejects adopting the UK model but suggests the possibility of guidelines in the future. Niall presents both sides of the argument, sharing the views of those who believe parents should have the autonomy to decide on restrictions and those who advocate for a ban due to concerns about children’s mental health and well-being.
Join the conversation as Niall opens up the lines to callers, giving listeners a platform to share their opinions on whether social media use should be banned for teenagers under 16. Some argue that banning social media is extreme and that education on responsible online behavior is crucial, while others emphasize the potential harm to mental health and advocate for protecting children from the pressures of the digital world.
What role should social media play in the lives of young teenagers, and how can we strike a balance between digital engagement and mental well-being? Tune in to explore this complex and timely issue.