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Would you allow your Teenager to have a Facebook page?

My 13 year old Daughter made friends with a 2 kids from France over the summer, She wants to get a Facebook page to be able to stay in touch with them,

I am not real thrilled about letting her have the page and think E-mails should work just fine.

Am I being to overprotective?
 

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if you allow her to have one... you should have 100% access to it, and know everything that goes on , on it.
 

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Let her have it. and monitor it.
 

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I have 15 and 16 y/o boys. They have the facebook and the myspace. I also have one of each and it was mandatory that they made me their friends. We recently has some competitive trouble on the myspace over a girl and my boys, who both have black belts were causing a Bruce Lee movie in my living room. I can give you the instructions on hacking into their accounts or you can be very strict and demand her passwords and users names. I would put the computer in the living room or kitchen where everyone could see and I would definately check it out. Tell her that you trust her but not the people that you don't know and to protect her you need to be inside of her account once in a while. Open your own account and demand that she make you her friend. There's an easy way to hack into her account and read the comments and privated messages. Otherwise tell her she's too young. This girl my boys are fighting over claims to be 22 and she's 14. I downloaded her things and I'm giving them to her mother. These teens can get out of hand with this stuff. My rule is that I am on their friend list. (that way I can get in to see what the real deal is.)
 

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Facebook, probably yes (but do as described above)

Myspace, no. I'm 34 and get tired of the spam and porn and virus crap sent constantly on there. Never have that problem on facebook.
 

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I agree with Rosie. I have had a My Space for several years. There are several of my nieces and nephews on my friends list and their parents have the passwords to their accounts. Also, their computers are not stashed away in their rooms, but in the den or living rooms. If you are thier parent and on their friends list that is even better because everyone can see you are involved and watching. The one thing you have to allow and that is kids talk a certain way when they are away from their parents. You have to overlook some bad words etc and allow them to express themselves or they will just go underground. OK my 2 cents :)
 

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i have the pass word. i check periodically. if the password changes and i dont get it, they dont get the computer. it only took a few time with the girl the boy dont give a rats ass.
 

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x2. my 16 year old hides nothing. i ransack her room, cell phone, & email on a weekly basis & she knows that. fuck privacy. not as long as she's in my house. you want privacy, turn 18, get a job, & your own damn house.
amen to that
 

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One big thing about Myspace and Facebook, is that when colleges start checking out your kids, and even half decent jobs, they look the kid up on these sites and check out what kind of person they're dealing with. My oldest son is going to be a junior and we started getting colleges trying to recruit him and on nearly every one it states they want your Myspace address. He applied for a job at an attorney's office and they checked out his myspace and facebook. Tell her to keep it clean. Some of these stupid kids have pics of themselves smoking illegal crap and their background is pot leaves, etc. They probably aren't going to get the better offers. JMO.
 

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x2. my 16 year old hides nothing. i ransack her room, cell phone, & email on a weekly basis & she knows that. fuck privacy. not as long as she's in my house. you want privacy, turn 18, get a job, & your own damn house.

couldnt have said it better myself.... amen bro
 

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I recently pulled the plug on my 14 yr. old daughters Myspace. Her mom (mental case ex-wife) was going to drop her off at a "girls" house she had never met in person before.
 

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Our recently turn 13 yr. old daughter has is on there. The wife is also. I'm not. The wife has FULL ACCESS to it so she can go in a check. The group of 12 yr. old girls from her school are also on it.

As long as you TRUST her, inform her on the rules, and monitor it, I don't think you will have a problem. I know from personal experience that the kid is OK on there.

Hope this helps, John:cool:
 

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I totally agree with what is being said. I am a computer teacher at a vocational school. My students are grades 9-12 and you wouldn't believe the parents that just turn them loose to do whatever they want. Make sure you learn all the computer abbreviated words too because this is what they use. A couple of years ago I caught two freshman girls setting up dates with a guy in Atlanta that was 24 and our school is in KY. They had already made phone contact and was planning on meeting him over the weekend.

I totally agree with the idea of having the computer out in the open where everyone can see what is going on and I also agree with the parents having accounts too and being on the friend list.
 

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Our computer is in the living room, So that is not a problem and if does have an account it will be on my E-mail,

The thing that bothers me is it seems to have a Chat feature thta I dont know how you would keep track of.

I do not dis-trust my Daughter, She is a good kid, I just do not want her exposed to things unnecessarily, Particularly weirdos posing as kids on a Chat room.

Thanks for the info guys.
 
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