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Yolo0o t1_jah618a wrote

That's a great question. All companies are responsible for ensuring that the marketing is ethical and complies with industry standards and regulations.
Regarding the negative psychological effects and data privacy concerns linked to social media use, these issues are definitely very important in today's world. It's important to note that companies like Meta, Twitter, Reddit etc. have a responsibility to protect the privacy and well-being of their users and should be held accountable for any negative impact their products may have.

But, Ultimately, it's up to individuals to make informed decisions about their social media use and to take steps to protect their privacy and well-being. Being mindful of the amount of time spent on social media, carefully reviewing privacy policies and settings, and seeking out alternative platforms that prioritize user privacy and well-being.


grantnel2002 t1_jah68uj wrote

Unfortunately kids can’t make the informed decisions on what they think is good for their mental state. This is why social media is so dangerous and why we’re seeing negative impacts to kids.


Yolo0o t1_jah6xpj wrote

I hear you. Social media can have both positive and negative effects on children. Being a parent, I grapple with the same problem every day. I am sharing some tips to control the negative effects as much as possible.

- Limit your child's use of social media by establishing time limits and encouraging them to take frequent breaks from it.
- Follow social media activity: Keep a watch on your child's online activities, including what they are doing, with whom they are engaging, and what kind of content they are viewing.
- Children should be taught the value of protecting their personal information online, staying away from strangers, and reporting any suspicious or inappropriate behavior.
- Promote positive interactions by encouraging children to share their creative work or interact with online communities that share their interests.
- Encourage open dialogue by creating an atmosphere where children feel at ease discussing their online experiences with you.


TylerJWhit t1_jahqiop wrote

I'm not entirely sure you answered the question. We understand corporate responsibility vs. Individual responsibility. The question wasn't about the division of that responsibility (and ultimately I disagree with your conclusion on this. Personal responsibility is limited by knowledge and personal agency, and those of lower education or inclinations towards addictive tendencies may find it excessively difficult to curb social media addiction).

The question was about how you justified marketing a harmful product.

Perhaps you believed your actions themselves did not contribute to the harmful aspects of the product or that your responsibility (inability to change the negative aspects or influence on the cause) are significantly low.

In either event, I don't believe this was really answered.