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just wondering i noticed some of my friends on fb have allowed their kiddies a fb account and they r like 6 and 7 just wondering if anyone on here has allowed there child to have an account and at what age they did get one and why did u let them have one?
I was just about to write "No and I never would"
But then I thought about it for an extra second - it's a way of communication. It's a way where people can keep in touch with each other.
It's a way which parents of younger children can monitor who they're talking to. It's a way for kids to practice their communication, typing and grammar skills..

So after thinking of DD (who's not even 5, so it's not an issue YET) going to school and making new friends and wanting to keep in touch with them - maybe ask questions, or talk about school and school work etc, I just thought that maybe it's not as bad as some might initially think..

But for me to be happy with the kids having FB, I would have to monitor it very closely and ensure that they are being kept as safe as possible..


It isn't actually legal until they are 13 years of age & that is direct from police visiting schools warning kids of the dangers.

It isn't actually legal until they are 13 years of age & that is direct from police visiting schools warning kids of the dangers.


I had no idea! unsure

Well now they definitely won't until then!! lol smile


laugh By then FB will be something 'us oldies' remember & some new fangled thing will have taken its place laugh

It isn't actually legal until they are 13 years of age & that is direct from police visiting schools warning kids of the dangers.

I was going to say the same thing.
The parents should be following FB's terms and conditions, not showing their kids that they can get away with breaking them. Especially one that's n place for protection.

Personally I wouldn't let my kids join a site like FB. I've read too many stories of girls 'friended' by someone who turns out to be a predator and rapes or even murders them. You can monitor them all you want, like the parents of those poor kids claimed to have done, but stopping them from signing up at all is the best protection you can give.
But in saying that there's always the chance that too much control over a teens FB, or any social site, will push them to have a secret account and bad things can come from that.

I have friends who have FB for their children...who still cant write themselves yet lol but each to their own. I wont be allowing DD to have one until year 7 if i have my way. I dont think there is any need for children to 'fb' each other at a young age. They see each other enough at school!!
Once she gets to highschool she will be allowed to have an account on whatever site it is at the time BUT there will be rules regarding privacy settings etc and she has to have mummy on her friends list so I can keep check without invading her privacy lol.

I was just about to write "No and I never would"
But then I thought about it for an extra second - it's a way of communication. It's a way where people can keep in touch with each other.
It's a way which parents of younger children can monitor who they're talking to. It's a way for kids to practice their communication, typing and grammar skills..

So after thinking of DD (who's not even 5, so it's not an issue YET) going to school and making new friends and wanting to keep in touch with them - maybe ask questions, or talk about school and school work etc, I just thought that maybe it's not as bad as some might initially think..

But for me to be happy with the kids having FB, I would have to monitor it very closely and ensure that they are being kept as safe as possible..

do you really think they will improve or practice their grammar/spelling on face book? tongue

mum of 3 boys aged 11, 13 and 14

my neice and nephew have them i am friends with them but thinking about blocking them as they fill up my page with S H IT and also not to mention everytime i am on they start chatting to me unsure they are 11 and 12
My ds has been on fb since he was 6 (almost 8 now). I did have a serious think about it before I signed him up (with a fake DOB) but he's not on there to socialise, he just wanted to play the games grin He has only friended other family members and a couple of my friends. It's not like he has access to the computer without dh or my permission and supervision so I think it's okay for now.
I have hidden my wall from my 12 year old nephew. Sometimes it's just not appropriate for him to read the stuff thats on there.


I read a really good tip to not let your child friend ANY adult other than you, whether they are family or not, because of the inappropriateness of some of the comments and posts on peoples pages.

just wondering i noticed some of my friends on fb have allowed their kiddies a fb account and they r like 6 and 7 just wondering if anyone on here has allowed there child to have an account and at what age they did get one and why did u let them have one?


No. Kids are suppose to be playing outside, not sitting on a computer! The only reason im on the computer is because I cant leave DS alone while sleeping. Its either computer or read a book.
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