Are they too young for this?
Parents may have it harder today than parents have in previous decades. Their children are constantly bombarded with information about products they should buy between billboards, signs, commercials, pre-video ads, and more. It seems like there’s nothing that companies won’t do to catch the attention of their young eyes so that they’ll badger their parents into buying them new things all the time. Many of those products really aren’t good for kids, and these parents want the inappropriate ads to stop.
Mobile games with inane amounts of micro-transactions. (Storm_Panda)
My younger brother unknowingly bought a $100 booster addition for this app called “My Singing Monsters” a few years ago. He was about six and didn’t know any better. Fortunately we were able to contact the creators of the game, and they fully refunded us. They even let him keep all of the stuff that he bought in the game. I thought that was a very selfless action by them. (90377-Sedna)
Social media. (Pipewrecker)
I am an elementary school teacher. Social media is destroying youth, and way too early on. (PabloSaladBar)
Some parents don’t realize that they’re training their kids to “need” the external validation that comes from social media. They’ll do things for the “likes.” It’s so terrible! And it sets them up to be unhappy later in life. (Linoray)
You don’t own me
Purity balls and purity culture. Creepy! (coffeeblossom)
In a nutshell, purity balls are a ritual where young girls (usually ages 11-14) swear their virginity to their father. It’s screwed up if you ask me. (your-imaginaryfriend)