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Trying to stop kids using Facebook is pointless, says Jamila Rizvi

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Children as young as seven or eight should be able to use Facebook, as long as they are educated by their parents, according to social commentator Jamila Rizvi.

The commentator, feminist & former political adviser for the Rudd government joined Tom Elliott in studio following the launch of a new version of the Facebook Messenger app in the US, which is aimed at children under the age of 13.

“I think it’s about accepting that kids are going to want to be involved in social media anyway,” Jamila said.

“They’re going to do it anyway so let’s teach them the right way to do it.”

Tom said he worried that no good could come from children so young being on Facebook.

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