Is The Right For Minors? Essay

1202 Words Mar 6th, 2015 null Page
The right to be forgotten, or the right to have personal information deleted from the internet and/or any other devices, ought to be a civil right for minors due to the foolish mistakes of minors, the backlash of past relationships, and the criminal records of juveniles are already being expunged. A common thought that doesn’t cross the average internet users mind is, the permanency of their posts and/or actions. This trend occurs mostly in minors up to the age of twenty-one. According to the Pew Research Center, ninety-five percent of teens use social media, thirty-seven percent own smartphones, eighty percent own a computer, twenty-three percent own a tablet, ninety-one percent post pictures of themselves, and fifty-eight percent of teens download social media applications. The two most popular applications among teenagers are Facebook and Snapchat. Seventy-one percent of Facebook’s users are teens and thirty-nine percent of Snapchats users are teens, Snapchat has also been known for their photo leaks and the infamous screenshot (Marcaletti). When one thousand two hundred middle school students were questioned, five percent admitted to sending and/or receiving sexts (Williams). That’s sixty kids in one small test group alone! The leaks of these sexts have been known to lead to depression and sometimes even suicide (Shullich). One of the most widely known leaks was that of Snapchat (Snider). When people hear about widespread leaks they usually refer to the ones of…

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