My quirky views on life, love and parenthood!

I read this blog and I thought it was very interesting. I must admit that my 10 year old son is on Facebook. One thing with Facebook is that we have rules and we make sure we have the password to his account. Since I share the kids with their biological mother it is nice to be able to communicate with him during the week when we do not have him.

One of the things I worry about with social networking more than bullying are sex offenders. All two often they know the right things to say to a kid to let them in. In our case you can not see information on our son’s page unless you are a friend. Before he friends anyone we talk about them and decide together if they can be added.

One nice thing about having your kids on face book is when you have families who don’t live close and it gives them the opportunity to talk and get to know each other.

the social plug-in

Did you see this headline about mega social network site, Facebook wanting to allow minors to create their own profiles on Facebook?

According to reports, the social network giant is thinking about letting kids create their own profiles by connecting their accounts to their parents’ account. This way, parents can “feel” as though they’re exercising that proverbial parental control over their kids’ online activities.

One word: dislike.

In my opinion, kids under the age of 16 should not be allowed on any social network. But listen, I’m not naive; I know there are plenty of underage kids on Facebook and Twitter because they lied about their age to join. Is this what it’s come to, kids lying to join social networks that could potentially put them at risk for online bullying? Who’s responsible for ensuring our kids are safe online: parents, the government, or are we leaving to Facebook to make…

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