Rebecca - posted on 10/08/2014 ( 23 moms have responded )
Due to the past experiences with my 8-year-old, I'm pretty worried about my older one too. She has a Facebook account. She begged me for one, but I ONLY allow her to add people she knows. I don't monitor her online because when she's home, I'm at work. Whenever I catch her online, I ALWAYS ask what she's been doing. She's added some 16-year-olds who used to go to elementary school w/ her and they haven't seen each other in years. She has some kids in her class on Facebook, too, and also some from other schools. She talks to a 16-year-old boy on Facebook, and some girls too.
I don't want to tell my daughter to delete them. I've always taught her to be friends with GOOD people, not bad ones.
Once she showed me an older girl's Twitter profile picture. She was wearing lots of makeup and leaning against herself. That girl also has her nose and belly pierced, etc. Should I allow this to continue.... ? I personally don't want to get into a fight with her but i'm the parent here, and I need to know about her social circles and who she likes to hang out with.