What DMU students think of age restrictions on social media

By Jacob Moseley

As social media is becoming an integral part of daily life and is growing rapidly, how easy will it be in the future to control the use of it by the younger generation? And is it possible?

I went onto the DMU campus to find out; and talked to students as well as lecturers to try and get an idea of the full extent of the problem. Listen to their responses here:


The survey was done following a BBC report about Apple chief executive Tim Cook saying he did not want his nephew on a social network. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-42774368

Do De Montfort University students believe the positives of social media outweigh the negatives?

By Perry Johnson

With the questionable benefits of using social media becoming an increasingly hot topic, students from De Montfort University in Leicester weighed in with their opinions surrounding the issue.

They were asked if they believe the positives of social media outweigh the negatives and exactly what made them think this way.

This follows a recent BBC article by Leo Kelion that calls to light many issues with social media such as age restrictions and the spreading of fake news.

Hear students’ thoughts on the issue:

Social Media: How young is too young?

By Erik Dawson

Nowadays, social media platforms are a crucial part of every person’s life.

Almost everybody has some form of online profile, ranging from old to young.

But herein lies the question: How young is too young?

With the ever lurking dangers of online trolls and groomers alongside the spike in cyber bullying in recent years, should children have to be a certain age to create their own social media profile?

We asked the students of Leicester DMU for their opinions on the matter:

DMU students give their views on Murdoch

By Beth Surridge

De Montfort University students and lecturers have expressed their opinions on Rupert Murdoch’s influence in the media and on our society.

Following a BBC report about his company Fox’s proposed takeover of Sky, people on the DMU campus were asked: “What do you think about Rupert Murdoch’s influence in the media on our society?”



Students discuss their views on social media age restriction policies

By Barbara Uzoigwe


A BBC news report about Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook keeping his nephew off social media has again raised the issue of underage children having online profiles.

Students on the De Montfort University campus in Leicester were were asked if they thought there should be a tougher age restriction on social media websites.

This is what they had to say: