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November 25th, 2012, 11:08 PM
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so my 7 yr old stepson now has a facebook, it's totally open, I'm not his friend but DH is, and I can see Everything.
Personally I don't see why he needs a FB, I mean.. he's 7. but I'm not his mom, so w.e. however I'm just worried because I know BM will not be monitoring it like she should and there are so many creeps who find kids online, I mean why put your child out there?

I told DH to tell her to make it private and at least make sure only SHE knows the password so he can't get on when she isn't there.

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November 26th, 2012, 10:36 AM
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I think most kids are too young for one and the parents don't monitor them. Just last night my nefew told me to shut the **** up on my post. I deleted the comment and told him to watch his mouth. He did it 2 more times and then I blocked him and called my sister. I def think 7 is really too young. There are so many bad pictures on the web itself and then ppl post them or like it on fb.

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November 26th, 2012, 11:10 AM
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SD is 13 and isn't really mature enough for one. But without her and D's communication would be severely compromised so we just try to deal.
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November 26th, 2012, 11:24 AM
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I'd report it to Facebook. It violates their terms of service.
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November 26th, 2012, 11:56 AM
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I'd report it to Facebook. It violates their terms of service.
R's got ridiculous with the youtube videos she was posting and we KNEW her mom wasn't home. I reported hers. She was mad. Life happens. *shrug*
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November 26th, 2012, 03:12 PM
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My cousin has one, she's had it since April 2011.. she was 7 at the time. But the stark difference was, she didn't know her login information. She wasn't allowed to add friends, and 8 people kept a regular check on her. The minute she starts acting sneaky, she will lose it no questions asked along with all her internet privileges. In fact she was only given her login info this summer when she was using my kindle while we were up there on vacation. Her mom then changed the password when we left.

Most kids, are not mature enough that's for sure. The idea of giving Reme a FB is insane. He can't read or write, he has no attention span for games. He has no need for one. My cousin on the other hand, could read and write at his age, and could carry on an hour long chat conversation with me (this is why she got FB, so she could talk to me after I moved to the States). We deemed her responsible enough. The account was in her Dad's name for the first year and she wasn't allowed to add friends.

Now she's getting a little irresponsible in my opinion.. but her parents are irresponsible with theirs too so she's mostly just sharing and reposting what they do.

So long as parents are watching what their kids are doing online, I see no true issue with FB as long as it's well monitored.
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November 26th, 2012, 04:02 PM
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My 6 year old and my 10 year old have facebook accounts. My 6 year old doesn't talk to anyone she just plays games, my 10 year old uses it to keep in touch with the kids from his old school and to play games.

I do however keep the kids computer in the main room so I can always see what they are doing on line, the email accounts used to open the facebook account is mine so I always have access to everything they are doing, and their setting are very private so only people I let them add can see their stuff. I also only let their known friends and our family get added. No pictures with their names labled.
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November 26th, 2012, 04:07 PM
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Agreed--7 y/o is way too young to be able to handle some of the situations a person may find themselves in on Facebook. Hopefully, his mom or dad at least get the login info so they can properly monitor his interactions on there.
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November 26th, 2012, 05:52 PM
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I have to agree that it's too young. I think their current 13 age requirement is too young, but it follows current laws. I don't think minors should be on fb at all. I want to go back to the days where you needed a college email to use it. But, FB has grown way past that now.

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November 27th, 2012, 02:34 PM
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If I felt like BM would really watch him, I might feel better, but he's already got like 20 friends, some are his moms friends and BM's current BF, he knows how to read and write, and I really just don't think he should see all the crap that's on FB.

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November 27th, 2012, 07:38 PM
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Our girls won't have FB until they are at least 15. If that.

My 15 year old nephew has a tumblr account. Have you guys SEEN what the kids post on THOSE?!?! There's porn and drug references and well, anything a kid can use to make him/herself look "cool".

I really don't think social media is suitable for kids.
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