As far as I'm concerned Facebook and other social network serve no other purpose than providing a means of quickly making arrangements on where to meet or keeping in contact with people who would otherwise be difficult to see. However, as I have an account, I can testify that a large number of people that I know employ the platform to post the most banal drivel I have ever read, which they seemingly feel to be of interest and fit for wider consumption. Moreover, the platform itself seems to encourage such practices, asking us to comment on various issues via applications and prompts, often emanating from our friends, to encourage us to particpate. I have no difficulty accepting that social networks are adversely affecting children, or rather, the manner in which we are employing them and being encouraged to employ them. I do not feel defenceless in the face of change, on the contrary, I feel that change should come to social networks and that we should actively embrace this - kids spend too much time "socialising" in front of a screen, even where there is no need.