Sonseeahray - posted on 02/28/2009 ( 19 moms have responded )
Sonseeahray - posted on 02/28/2009 ( 19 moms have responded )
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JuLeah - posted on 06/29/2011
Unsupervised? Never. Have the computer in a community place, the kitchen or living room, where she is watched and you always know who she is chatting with and what pages she is looking at
Cheryl - posted on 03/05/2009
yeah i think it is ok for a 12 yr old 2 have fb.becuz then when u want 2 get a hold of them u can get a hold of them threw fb.at least that how i get a hold of my daughter and she 11 goin to be 12.....
Christa - posted on 03/05/2009
WOw, I'm pretty young and I feel like kids today have so much more to do than I did. They have all this technology at their fingertips and it's up to us as parents to make sure they aren't robed of their innocence. I'm still having problems with the girl whose mother let her have a facebook (probably thinking she monitors it well enough but doesn't know what her daughter is up to.) bothering my boys. Why not keep your children young as long as you possily can???
Jill - posted on 03/05/2009
Just remember that they figure things out, and they can delete the inappropriate things before you read it when monitoring. I want to keep my daughter as innocent as long as I can. There is so much out there that is getting this stuff from, why open more doors? I am not dumb, I know she sees this stuff and her friends have it, but I am not going to contribute to it.
Dee - posted on 03/05/2009
As long as you monitor it . There isn't much for kids to do today like when I was young. So I really see nothing wrong with it.
Carrie - posted on 03/04/2009
I don't see the harm in letting her have a facebook page. As long as you monitor it, make rules about it, and discuss the fact that there are scary people out there and keep track of what your daughter is doing...i think you will be just fine.
Liz - posted on 03/03/2009
I agree with Michele... keep tabs if you decide its okay and you maybe surprised just how responsibale your daughter is. I let my daughter have her own face book page but I check up on her daily. She knows that it's my job as a parent to be concerned. It is up to you what you decide to do. I hope everything works out for you.
Wendy - posted on 03/03/2009
i have 2 girls aged 11 and 13 they are both on facebook which has helped them find family they never know they had i.e my cousins and uncles and aunts so its ok if you can trust them
Tiger - posted on 03/03/2009
Hi, as with other mums I have a 12 year old girl who has a fb page, after banning her from msn due to some of the things her so called friends used to put on, I agreed to fb, with myself knowing her password etc. If any of her friends add anything inappropriate, then they get blocked. She knows I can log on any time, so, so far there have been no problems. x
Michele - posted on 03/03/2009
I think it is up to the parent and don't feel pressured because of the old excuse, "everyone else is doing it." I think all parents should monitor their children's online activity, whether on Facebook, Myspace, email, or any other web page.
Tracy - posted on 03/03/2009
A new way of communication that we did not grow up with-- cannot believe I can be dated now. I started on FB because I missed the High School 20th reunion-- its been a great way be in touch with people. My 13 year old use to have myspace-- got rid of it because of what others were posting-- now, she has fb but I have not let her back on-- contemplating that again. Still thinking about it.....
Rosemarie - posted on 03/02/2009
Hi there! My son (now 17) and my younger siblings (much younger, teens) all have facebook pages. I do as well and find that it is an awesome way to be involved while monitoring his online activities. My son had a MySpace, which has since been deleted. We also play Wordscrapper and Parking Wars, as well as send each other funny stickers. I find it is an additional way to be involved with him.
Christa - posted on 03/02/2009
I have a 13 year old son, who doesn't have a facebook. I believe there are reasons for the age limit on facebook and myspace. To prove my theory, here's something that has recently happened to us. My son was "going steady" with a 12 year old girl who has a facebook page and the girl made a page claiming to be my son. She never spoke with my son about it and used some random email to set the page up. I found out about the page once it was up for a little over a month. I called the mohter and she made her daughter sign in as my son and deactivate the account. However, now this girl is messaging with my 15 year old boy and threatening him. My 13 year old son has a cell phone and he can text his friends. That's all he needs for now!!! And you better bet I check his text messages almost every day!!!
Juli - posted on 03/02/2009
I'm in full agreement with the ladies, the only thing I would add is that facebook can be addictive to adults, much less kids, so it's a good idea to schedule and set limits on computer/facebook time...
Dionne - posted on 03/01/2009
My daughter is an excellent student, responsible and respectful. She has a FB account, I have access to it whenever I choose, she and I are friends. I randomly log in and to date have yet to have find any reason for concern. Beforehand I explained the rules, dos and don'ts and she has known for a very long time the dangers that lurke everywhere. You have to believe in them, give them a little space to be kids and have fun with their friends! It's truly her only means (besides school) that she has to stay in touch with friends and far away family as well.
Tammy - posted on 03/01/2009
My 12 year old has a FB account and I'm one of her friends. I can access her account anytime. It's great because she has access to friends she doesn't see anymore and cousins she would never know she can talk to anytime.
Kathy - posted on 02/28/2009
Hi there. My daughter tried to get a myspace account when she was 12 and I refused and compramised by letting her have a face book, We both have facebook and i know her password and I monitor her account all the time. It's not that bad I dont mind it at all.
Michele - posted on 02/28/2009
Hi my daughter is 13 but got her page when she was 12 I monitor it and make sure photo's etc are suitable, and that she does not add any personal details eg address, she seems to be doing ok and it helps her keep in youch with friends and family
Joelle - posted on 02/28/2009
I think as long as you are monitoring it. It is fine. My sons are 14 and 15 and they have facebooks. I have a facebook and have become their friends on fb and have their passwords so I can monitor their friends conversations etc.. I think if they are not on fb they will be on cell phones texting etc..At least this way you know who their friends are and who they are talking to. Joelle