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."
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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.
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.
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.
by Sherri6 years ago
I could say lots more here, but I want to hear from you. What do you think?
by Wadey101m4 years ago
I have used Facebook on several occasions, and I can see why it's so popular. It can help bring all your old friends back in contact from when you were in school or from your old job. However more and more people are...
by ib radmasters5 years ago
Can you in real life actually put all of your friends in the same room at the same time? Can you give them all the same information?
by Diane Minton5 years ago
Is it really safe to post pictures on Facebook?with all of the other personal information there too
by StricktlyDating6 years ago
At what age would you let your child open a Facebook account?
by Grace Marguerite Williams4 years ago
advanced and mature than other children. THESE are THE CHILDREN who are more comfortable with older children and adults than with children their own ages whom they find to be quite insufferable and immature. ...
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