should parents of kids under 13 allow them to have facebook accounts?

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A MOM

Tornado, WV

#1 Dec 12, 2012
just wondering if I am behind the times!
Unbelievable

Charleston, WV

#2 Dec 12, 2012
Well I'm behind the times to mom,, but I figure your gonna get a bunch of responses telling you it is fine,, look at kids now days,, they have no since of responsibility , the ones that do work, in these fast food places, you walk up to place a order, and there texting on the phone, when they do finally take your order, better check it because 75% of the time it's wrong, lol,, so in gonna vote no on the Facebook lol,, just saying
KrazyKat

Belle, WV

#3 Dec 12, 2012
A MOM wrote:
just wondering if I am behind the times!
I am a Mom and I can only tell you my experience. You would be protecting your child from predators. You would be protecting your child if you did not let her have one before she was 13 and after. Has nothing to do with "behind the times". You are a Mom!
My daughter found some guys on there and they started calling her. I answered the phone and he wanted to talk to my 12 year old. I told him not in this life time and if I saw him at my door he wouldn't be LIVING in this lifetime. I deleted her Facebook.
Unbelievable

Charleston, WV

#4 Dec 12, 2012
Way to go krazykat,, thumbs up
A MOM

Tornado, WV

#5 Dec 12, 2012
that's exactly how i feel about it!! but i have been told it's because I'm over protective!! I'm so glad I'm not the only one who feels this way!! thanks for the comments!!
leah

Charleston, WV

#6 Dec 12, 2012
No.
so

Madison, WV

#7 Dec 13, 2012
My younger cousin was only 12 when I found her on the friends list of a 40 something man that lived three states away who had been messaging other teenage girls I know talking about wanting to get together sometime for some fun. Easy to say her parents found out as soon as I told the guy if I ever heard from any of those girls getting another message from him I'd have his ass locked up. If your kid isn't responsible enough to behave and protect themselves online, then they shouldn't get online.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#8 Dec 13, 2012
i do not think children should have a facebook page. its not that i feel they are to young but there are to many predators out there who know to take advantage of kids. children are to naive to notice some of the people on there are fake.
A MOM

Tornado, WV

#9 Dec 13, 2012
I'm so glad for the input! my son is 11 and this has been a big fight in my house, some of my friends who are also parents have kids even younger than my son on Facebook and i think it's stupid and risky! but I also believe that they have the right to choose whats best for their kids but I don't want my son on there! I feel as it seems a lot of parents do, he is too young! I don't think hr is old enough to understand the risks of things like telling where he live or where he goes to school. thanks again for your comments!
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Mafia Luv

Charleston, WV

#16 Dec 14, 2012
Does it even matter? As a parent know I would not allow this. As an adult, kids will make a fb no matter the age and you would never know about it until someone sees it or your child comes up missing from running away with that person they "think" they are so in love with. Some people need to remember to step up as a parent because a lot are slacking or not even around to care. Parents need to teach their children about predators, set down with them let them read the horror stories, show them the pictures and let them watch "How to catch a Predator", it is pretty raw. However you choose to teach your child please make them aware of the dangers! So I say NO they shouldn't but I know YES they will!
santa claus

AOL

#17 Dec 24, 2012
now all you HATERS PLEASE FOR THE SAKE OF THE GOOD LORD PLEASE STOP WRITING ALL THIS "JUNK" ABOUT YOUR FELLOW MAN.

“IDGAF if you like what I say:)”

Since: Nov 09

Huddy, KY

#18 Dec 25, 2012
I think that if it is completely 100% monitered by the parents, then no there shouldn't a problem. And I do mean 100% monitered. The email address used to open the account needs to be one created by the parents, that only the parents know the password to, and the same with the password to the facebook, and the only time the child would be permitted to be on FB is with a parent there to supervise. Also, the only people the child should have on their page at the age of 13 and under, is their family members. The internet can be a dangerous place but used and monitered correctly it can be fun for a kid..plenty of games and such. Also, the time they're online can be used to teach them internet safety. Perhaps if more children were taught about the dangers of te internet at a 7 & 8, there would be less of them fall prey to predators at 15&16.

This is only my opinion though, and I do see why many parents wouldn't agree with it...just remember, our children are exposed tp alot daily that we as children never would have seen or heard. As times change, so does the ways people parent, and the lessons children should learn...

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