Is it OK for kids to be on Quora?
I see so many others answer say no.
But I want you to see the other side of the story.
(Assuming that by kids you mean People under 18)
That I am just as much a person as you are.
If you judge someone solely based on age then your not helping them or yourself.
I can give you a side of the story that others can't.
You can't really say that a 30 year old guy knows what it's like to be a teenager in today's society, especially on things that effect them.
This question is a prime example, or
Like :Should high school students be allowed to have backpacks at school? by Jason Baldwin
If the “can you do my homework” is so bad then just pass it, but don't assume that all teens are like that.
(Please name something that's actually inappropriate for someone under 16–17 to see on quota, because I haven't seen it)
(I guess I'll apologize a bit for the beginning of this, it may have been a little bit of a rant, but it's something that needs said.
I’m a “kid”.
You can’t just block me off Quora because I’m “uneducated” or “not literate” or “ You want to keep me safe”, I have my own opinions, if I can’t share them at this age, then I will never be able to 10 years later.
If I can’t learn to write and communicate with people NOW, then trust me, I won’t be able to do so in 10 years.
If I can’t find the joy of writing NOW, I won’t be able to find it in 10 years.
How do you expect me to be intelligent when I’m 16 and I don’t even know what sex is.
People view these things as “ Bad for kids” or “Inappropriate” when they’re just educational and help kids be more intelligent and become wiser.
Do you know why many people love sex? because they heard it when they were 18, the feeling was like buying a kid a new toy, they become addicted to it and they will LOVE it, same thing applies to sex.
But if you told them what is sex at a young age, they will take it as educational talk.
The point is, the Internet is the perfect place for education, more than school, so if you want your kids to be uneducated dumb children, block the Internet.
) Most kids and teens who have Quora aren’t irresponsible.
They know something called manners, which unfortunately, some adults lack.
) Reading Quora expands your world.
Everyone’s world, as long as you can read and understand things.
) They can ask questions.
And get decent answers back.
There really isn’t a website like Quora for kids.
) They give us a new view of the world.
Through a younger perspective, Quora has new opinions that adults can’t provide.
Sure, you were once a child, but you won’t have the same opinion about whether if tweens should get phones or not…
) Also, us underage Quorans are creative.
Adults have creativity, but we haven’t been confined by society’s rules of what can happen and what can’t.
I am proud to be an underage Quoran.
I, however, feel like some people, who have reported their own fans as underage, are going too far.
You have gone too far.
That’s why I blocked you.
A disgrace, in my opinion.
To kick an innocent fan, who is a child, is going too far.
Stand for the eleven year old who has been kicked.
I actually might create a blog for this…
I personally think it’s great when kids and parents use Quora as a resource together.
However, anytime that anyone under the age of 13 uses any service online service on their own (that is, with their own account), the service provider runs squarely into a variety of applicable child information privacy and protection laws applied by the United States, Canada, the European Union, and other various governing entities.
This creates a liability for the service that is outside its core mission and perhaps a distraction from its business interests (including such considerations as advertising).
Moreover, those laws that affect the relationship between young people and online service providers are there for a reason.
While all of the members of the Quora community that I interact with regularly are fantastic people, Quora is open to the public and has private messaging capabilities.
There are people of ill intent out there on the Internet who do seek out kids to exploit and kids – as a general rule – simply have less experience to form good judgment with which to assess situations where people are trying to connect with them and collect information.
It’s therefore in everyone’s best interest that kids not have their own accounts.
*I’m going to assume that the questioner’s reservations about Quora stem from concerns about the kind of content that could be encountered on the site and the quality of discourse.
I’m unable to comment on whether “kids” can/should enjoy the site, so I’m not going to.
Is Quora good for kids to read?
Editing to add a link to an example of why I believe kids should not be on any sites like this.
Please go look at the whole thing, including comments, to understand why I am posting this as an example.
And please, while you’re there, jump into the fray.
Oh look, another example.
This time, the kid asked people if they could do his homework and then changed his question.
I don’t think it is helpful for anybody for children to be on sites like this.
In the USA, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) requires that online entities follow specific rules for people under 13.
Generally, that means web site providers like Quora, Facebook, any email services, etc.
will not allow those under 13 to even create a user ID.
Of course, they do it anyway by lying, but other users are usually good at catching and reporting such things.
Parents should be responsible for monitoring their kids’ use of the internet.
Google is your friend.
If we pretend there is no such legal act, I would still say it is not okay, but it is not my decision.
I think Quora is the best place on Internet a kid could be.
Outside of the fact that a lot of Q&A might be difficult to understand, you get
I personally think places like Quora (although not Quora itself necessarily) are going to be the way children are going to learn in the future.
I think they should, as long as they are mature enough to handle some of the harsher answers.
They should also be able to handle some of the more, “adult” topics, or know how to avoid/ignore them.
They can provide some powerful insight, as they have a better imagination, and can be quite able in answering technological problems.
Kids also have questions that they want to ask, but may find that they are too embarrassed to ask a parent or guardian.
If you couldn’t tell from this answer, I am a kid but have still been able to help many adults, with technology problems, and several other questions involving kids.
I, in my not so humble opinion, consider myself to be quite a book genius and can answer questions about many kid-teen book series.
I also find that I have some questions (in real life) that I do not have the experience to properly address or solve, and am not comfortable approaching my parents with.
I am able to use quora to ask, and answer these questions.
I’m going against the grain here.
If we disregard the laws and rules, I think if children want to, they can be on Quora.
Quora is a great resource for children to learn and if they want to learn, I don’t see why we should stop them.
As long as if they obey the rules that everyone else obeys and acts relatively mature, they would blend in with the other Quorans and provide for a different opinion on everything.
If children aren’t breaking any laws, and have their parents’ permission to be on Quora, they can be on it if they wish.
But because there are laws and rules that they are explicitly breaking, as of it right now, they shouldn’t be on Quora.
This is not to say that I think they shouldn’t be on Quora.
I believe that children can use it if they want, under the circumstance they don’t break any laws.
But they are.
I'm a kid, or at least younger than a majority of my Quoran constituents.
Since I don't currently remember the Quora policy bits I can't remember whether or not there is an age-gate already, but I believe that anyone above 13 should be allowed on.
I also think that kids should be aware of what they are reading or answering.
If you're 15, like myself, and feel that you are an expert in politics, please reconsider answering political questions.
If you're a kid stick to stuff you know thoroughly and have experience in, like middle school experiences.
Don't answer questions about theoretical physics when we already have some highly qualified writers.
Go do your homework!
now that I got that out of my system, the answer stands; If by “kids” you mean preteens, Quora’s ToS prohibits them from being here, so it is, by definition, not OK.
It’s against the rules…
That said, from some of the obvious attempts I see here by middle schoolers to get someone else to do their homework assignments for them (some even posting picture’s of the assignment handout taken, no doubt, with the same cell phone they used to post the question), I’d say it’s pretty obvious nobody is trying very hard to enforce that policy, and I’m not going to beat my head against that wall either.
[Note: I am also not going to do your damn homework assignments for you, so kindly please stop sending them to me.
End of PSA…]
Original question: Should kids be allowed on Quora?
I think kids should not be allowed on Quora.
Because of a child protection act that was passed, social media platforms are not allowed to collect personal information about kids under the age of 13.
This includes names and emails.
Because of this, it's pretty much impossible to let kids on Quora.
Listen, I love Quora and it is a great place to learn.
However, there are way too many topics that I'd not appropriate for kids.
The other day I read about how a certain gruesome murder went down inside a prison.
Or how a Brazilian open minded sex addict have sex with several partners a day.
I am open minded and accept way too liberal point of views as a certain way of thinking fir some people but kids should not be exposed to that at all.
If they are old enough to have the desire to read about it, they are old enough to learn about it.
Kids deserve honest answers to whatever they seek knowledge on.
A plus is they will read a variety of views on a topic, and not just be spoon-fed their parents’ answers to questions.