Preschoolers on Twitter Could Be a Very Dangerous Thing

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Toddler on TwitterTwitter standards stipulate that users must be at least 13 years old to tweet. L'École Albert Camus, a progressive preschool in France, believes otherwise and is using Twitter as a learning tool to teach kids the alphabet.

How very liberal of them.

As a class, the 29 students collaborate and vote on what will be the daily tweet. Two students are then selected to type it out. It's a two-fer, not only are they becoming Scrips' new European spelling bee champion; they are becoming social media ninjas. Never mind the fact that they can’t read or write yet.

The entire Twitter experience is supervised by the teacher and tweeted through the classroom's joint twitter account @camusmat04. So far, the tweets have been sweet. For example, "We gathered snow to see how it turns into water."  Awwww!

But what happens when someone goes rogue with no parental or educational supervision? What then?

I have an idea. I think it will look something like this list of preschooler tweets gone wrong:

  • I jst popped my pants (*TMI alert: I just pooped my pants.)
  • Dus ths diper mak my but lk big (*Does this diaper make my butt look big?)
  • Whrs my BinkE? (Where’s my binky?)
  • My dades not fat his bele is jst big (*My Daddy’s not fat, his belly is just big.)
  • WHts n ambur alrt (*What’s an amber alert?)
  • My mome is waksing herlip (*My Mommy is waxing her lip.)
  • Momes yeling cum get me (*Mommy’s yelling. Come get me!)
  • My god smls funy(*My dog smells funny.)
  • The toth farey stol my teeth (*The Tooth Fairy stole my teeth.)
  • Momes bize popng (*Mommy’s busy pooping.)

If your preschooler was given access to Twitter, what do you think their first tweet would be? What do you think of preschoolers having access to Twitter?

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