What do you think the lower age limit should be for LiveJournal and other social networks, and why?
I think that anything I could really say here would be very hypocritical... I'm 21 now and I'm not sure when exactly I started using journaling sites. Greatestjournal back in the day AT LEAST AT 15... but it might have been 13/14.
I was active in a couple of yahoo!groups in 7th or 8th grade and I was browsing adult-themed sites in 6th... A lot of people have already said it but it doesn't actually matter what the age limit imposed is because it is RIDICULOUSLY easy to get past it all. What year was I born? Let's 1984... let's say 1977... let's say 1968. Click here if you're 18 or older. Click. Not hard...
And I also can't sit here and say "I wish I hadn't been exposed to all that stuff, it ruined my childhood..." it's not true... I think that some people deal with adult themes/concepts/images differently and some healthily, some unhealthily. In some ways it's like the next generation playing doctor.
I don't know.