Should children be allowed to join SZ.COM this site?


#1

I have my opinion …


#2

Define children.
I’d say anything younger than 15 should not be allowed. People discuss some graphic things here, involving sex and drugs and self-harm.
I don’t think young children should be subjected to that.

15 is still a child, but I’ve seen several 15 year olds on this site who seem to be able to handle it well.


#3

No, I don’t think they should.


#4

any age under 18, even 21, this should be only a adult site imo


#5

I agree. 18+ at the youngest


#6

I never even heard a child being diagnosed with sz


#7

I could have handled it at say 16 or so but no younger.


#8

what do the mods think here?


#9

@mods

can you enlighten us on this issue…?


#10

Of course kids can join this site.

If they can hold a conversation and have distress they are more than welcome


#11

@pedro27. Read about January Schofield. She was diagnosed as a very young child. Even as an infant she appeared to be hallucinating


#12

surely a bit odd a child taking to adult


#13

I think 16 year olds can probably handle it, but I’d be more comfortable if under 18 year olds had their own forum, like how friends and family do.


#14

@Pianogal yes one child in 500 million yeah?


#15

No. I think it’s rare but not that rare


#16

its rarer than you think


#17

We don’t use an age-verification service such as Veratad or IDology, so no one knows for certain (not members, mods or administrators) what our ages are.


#18

Its 1 in 40,000. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3289250/