Melinda - posted on 12/30/2009 ( 70 moms have responded )
Right before Christmas I discovered that my 11 years old daughter had her own facebook account - set up with the help of two of her lovely school chums! My daughter is not allowed unmonitored access on the internet (she just turned 11 - though according to her facebook account she was born in 1936!). Her version of events is that her two lovely school chums (whose parents apparently let them have a free rein on the internet) set up the account for her and presented it to her a "fait au compli." She then says she used it one time (accessed via my IPone which is how I discovered the account) but that was the only time and she was afraid to tell me or her dad about it because she thought she'd get in trouble. My husband & I have spoken to the parents of the school chums and they in turn talked to their daughters who reported that my daughter asked them to set up the account for her, so that she could use it whenever she could get unmonitored access to the internet? Who to believe? There were only a couple of entries on the (now deactivated) facebook account? My daughter has been talked to, wrote my husband & I a letter of apology, and is grounded from using a computer or IPhone unmonitored? Is this effective enough? at all? Any suggestions?