These days, social media is unavoidable - but you still want to protect your child. And if you grew up during a time when there was no internet, or have only started using it later in life, you may not be so keen on letting your child use social media.
In the Western world, we live in a day and age where we see toddlers learning to use smartphones in lieu of learning basic life skills. We also live in a day and age where most kids don’t enter the workforce until they're older — maybe not even until after college!
Children have lots of emotions and sometimes those emotions get in the way of what we adults want to be doing and what the children want to be doing.