Has anyone else seen this? Facebook is now debating bringing out a platform for kids who are 13 and under. I know that there are a lot of kids whose parents set them up with accounts and lets face it, its not really hard to get around the "age" requirement but what are your thoughts, would you allow a child under 13 on Facebook?
I"ll let my daughter around 12-13yo BUT there is a catch that I will have the password not her and I will say who is and is not approved to be on her page. I really don't get why people but anyone and everyone as their friends. I've seen kids that have 1000+ friends. HELLLOOOOO you don't know that many people for crying out load. I think if it is just family and actual friends that you know it is ok. Oh and I will have every block that I can find on it to make it hard for people to find her. But that's not for a few more years and by then there may be no FB left.
Just out of curiousity what are you going to do if she has a teacher that requires her to have email and FB?? I ask because I had a Prof that made it a requirement for us to be on the class FB page. Yes, half of us ended up with 2 FB accounts because we didn't want everyone to have access to our private stuf. No, that was in college but a friend of mine was telling me that one of her kids teachers in high school has the same requirement. Apparently this is becoming more popular since she argued profusely about it with the teacher and school. She did not feel it was in any way related to the class but the principle agreed with the teacher which we were all surprised by. Her son didn't even have a FB page and didn't want one and was forced to get one if he wanted to pass the class since that was how the teacher posted assignments, they were also required to have email to be able to communicate with the class. Which makes no sense to me either have the email or use FB... Just curious as to what you would do if in the same situation seeing how you are extremely against them..
Never, ever, ever! My 15 year old doesn't have a facebook and will not period. And NO chat rooms, no email address. I tolerate the texting. These kids now a days are really pathetic with their need to be in each others faces nonstop. You see them at school, you text on the phone, you talk to them on the phone, and you email each other. Do they really need facebook too? NO one just hangs out anymore like I did when I was a kid I've said it before and I will again teens now a days are socially retarded for being raised on the internet and most not capable of having a face to face conversation. Not just that but I think the immaturity part is huge what they find funny and put out there others may not or will take it a different way then was meant and you can delete all you want someone saw it. We saw that with a friend of mines daughter and 1 year later she is still being cyber bullied I do not understand why she is still on there and in therapy for it??? Really??? I thought facebook was for old friends and family that are distances away can keep in touch. Thats my thought anyway :)
Well I have to say at first I said NO very firmly. But then my childrens father and I split up. and last year he moved to NC. I after careful thought decided that my oldest son should have a facebook page. My son Decided he wanted to go stay with his dad. Mind you this was against my wishes, but I also want my boys to be happy. So My youngest son goes to NC to be with his dad and comes home every other month for a month or so and my oldest which decided he wanted to live with his daddy comes home for a month every 3 months. We had a discussion his father him and myself on the rules and regs of how he can have a page and what his limitations are. He can not be on facebook unless his father or I are right there with him. He can not talk to anyone but family members and people approved by his father and myself. If one does not approve then it doesn't happen. I have his password and email info and he does not. So he can not even access with out one of us. He does play games but he is supervised there as well. I feel that it can be permissible when the rules are layed out and the parents actually supervise their childrens internet activities. My son only has family members on his page and family friends. Circumstances would be different if his daddy lived local to me. But because he is a billion miles away I being the bossy overprotective mommy that I can be had made that decision. Mind you I have every block known to god on his page. And I randomly log in and check his page to see whats going on. I have to say reading emails between cousins can be quite interesting. To say the least. He was very excited to have it. He has his grand parents and cousins and aunts and uncles. He can see pictures of his family members that dont live close by or whatever. Like last week I had to take his dog in for surgery. He wanted to see pictures but does not have a cell phone (wont have one til hes responsible enough to take care of such devices) so I posted pictures on my page for him to see. It can be ok for some situations. I agree that parents should have total access to any and all things their children are doing or have. Their only friends should be people they actually know and family. Parents should tightly supervise their childs activities. Parents who do not supervise their childs internet, cell phone, whatever aactivites should have their heads checked. Just saying.
No way! Children that age can really get themselves into a lot of trouble on there. I don't think it is safe.
Facebook does not allow 13 and under, as far as I know they just shut down hundreds of thousands of minor accounts recently. FB is something that IMO is for adults 18+ only! There is all kinds of stuff posted to the feed that is luring you into spam and malware viruses, and even porn that even adults fall for! Not to mention the cyber bullying, the adult content, and sexual deviants that troll looking for mindless children/parents on FB It is any wonder how any parent who knows FB would allow their child on it is beyond me. There is plenty of child safe surfing, Facebook is not one of them.
one way their getting around the age issue is makig themselves over 18. I've seen several 10 year olds on their with a birthday that makes them in their 20's.... I say, no internet unless the parent is sitting there in the same room in eyesight.
my daughter has a fb account, it was mine but I used it less than she did so she just changed the names. I have the password, our computer is in plain sight of the living area and I do monitor what she says and I have no problem deleting friends that use foul language.