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Should younger children really have a Facebook Account?

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    Mommy50posted 8 years ago

    Should younger children really have a Facebook Account?

  2. J. Kumm profile image57
    J. Kummposted 8 years ago

    Parents could look at this as an early lesson in internet safety and as a way to communicate with their children and build trust early on. This will take work and careful monitoring since you should set your child's security settings to high protection and learn how to use facebook yourself to best protect them.

    If you are teaching your children not to talk with strangers, perhaps you can parlay this into the online world as well such as "remember what mommy says about strangers" Don't talk to strangers on facebook either."

    With this said, facebook privacy policy stipulates nobody under 13 can join and that minors 13-18 should have parental permission.

    "No information from children under age 13. If you are under age 13, please do not attempt to register for Facebook or provide any personal information about yourself to us. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from a child under age 13, please contact us through this help page."

    "Parental participation. We strongly recommend that minors 13 years of age or older ask their parents for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet and we encourage parents to teach their children about safe internet use practices. Materials to help parents talk to their children about safe internet use can be found on this help page."

    http://www.facebook.com/policy.php

  3. amulets profile image52
    amuletsposted 8 years ago

    I think exposure will be good for younger children. Parents in the past have been strict with children and not letting them learning things outside the box. But restricting them will do more harm as they may not learn how to handle situation. I think it will be wise to guide them along while they are learning to use Facebook. Let them try and you can guide them.

  4. saanj H profile image75
    saanj Hposted 7 years ago

    HI

    There is nothing wrong if you see at it. But on the other hand, parents have to keep a close check on what are the activities their kids are involved into. Being a part of the facebook family improves thier knowledge and understnading too. But the adverse consequences of it cannot be denied.

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    boscharunposted 6 years ago

    It takes more than just looking at posts and activity say once in a month to figure out if things are OK. Tools like Minormonitor help create statistics out of past 180 days data which can be very helpful to diagnose the overall social health of your child.

 
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