Do We Really Need Facebook to Educate Our Children?

facebook-smallOn Monday, the San Jose Mercury published an article I wrote about Facebook’s possible move into the under-13 market and its effect on children’s education:

The Wall Street Journal reported recently that Facebook is developing technology that would allow children younger than 13 to use the site. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has claimed that his company’s product is vital to young kids’ learning. Last year, he said of the legal restrictions that limit signing up young kids, “That will be a fight we take on at some point,” and justified his reasoning through this comment: “My philosophy is that for education you need to start at a really, really young age.”

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