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Captain Obvious

US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy believes 13 is too young for children to be on social media platforms.

Even though sites like Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook allow children of that age to join their platforms, kids are still developing their identities, and social media can do irreparable harm to this delicate and critical process.

Among other things, social media can damage a child’s sense of self-worth, skew their view of the world, misalign their priorities, and promote toxic and even dangerous relationships.

Social media often does great damage to adults. Just imagine what it can do to an immature, still-developing brain.

I’d like to go on the record as wholeheartedly agreeing with the Surgeon General, but I also can’t help but think that he sounds a little bit like Captain Obvious.

Thirteen is too young to engage in social media?

No damn duh.