Kids on Facebook

@Jennlk84 (4219)
United States
August 20, 2009 5:27pm CST
I've noticed lately that a lot of my older friends on Facebook have their children on Facebook. By children I mean pro baby ages 8-15. Something about those younger kids being on Facebook bothers me. I just feel like they're a bit too young for the site. Am I wrong? Does anyone else think there should be an age limit on Facebook? I know that the ones under 13 probably had their parents verify it, but I still just don't think children that young should be on these social networking sites. What are your thoughts?
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@tonniek02 (457)
• United States
21 Aug 09
and they wonder how there children got involved in things they shouldn't be involved in. There should be limits to children on any chat area. When I first got a computer. my youngest daughter got on one of these chat sites and I didn't know it, until some guy from some other country called one night at midnight asking to speak to her. I blew up at him and then it was her turn. Locks got put on the computer. Kids don't realize the information they give out could be put them and there family in danger. We had a long talk about this. So I agree. Children don't need to be on sites like that.
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• United States
21 Aug 09
whats even worse is the people over 40 on the website
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@lelin1123 (15644)
• Puerto Rico
21 Aug 09
I would never have my childrens pictures anywhere on this site or any other. I think parents who allow it are quite naive and don't know how dangerous it could be to have your childs picture on a website.
• Indonesia
21 Aug 09
Hi Jennlk84 Personally, I think it's fine. They wanna meet their friends and family too there. My brother still 11 years old, but he make facebook because many of their friends have it. Our big families can gathering together in facebook and it's nice for me Once my friend's sister who only 6 years old make her own facebook (of course, she need help from her parents) and she's so happy, send message to her sister who study abroad! Of course, if we accept our niece or kids as friends in facebook, we need to be more careful in posting shoutout. Maybe if you need to talk about personal matter or mature content, you must do it by send message, not by type it in shoutout box or comment in homepage. I think it's nice, they are so innocent
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@yghfghl (260)
• United States
21 Aug 09
i don't think its a big deal but as long as the parents knows who the children are talking to.
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@iakulchen (615)
• Singapore
21 Aug 09
I think the current trend is that everyone who's anyone should have a Facebook page. There was this article that said that Faecbbok has now decided to keep the profiles of deceased people up in memorial of them. And then I think there's also this Facebook profile that a couple started about the squirrel that popped up right in front of their camera set on delay. I suspect that quite a number of the Facebook profiles of children are actually accounts held by their parents. They probably wanted to make it easier to upload photos and tag those photos. Chances are, these children won't get access to their accounts till their parents deem they are old enough.
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• United States
21 Aug 09
I am a user on Facebook, and it isn't as worry-ful as you think, because personally I really enjoy it because it isn't as stalker-scary as Myspace is. Myspace seems to be more, well, children involved and so many have dirty pictures and most people have their profiles public so anyone in the world can view them. On Facebook you have to be a friend to view their profile, and you cant have all the crazy animation and stuff, which tends to really draw in perverts and stuff towards children. Im not saying that young children should have Facebook, but I think it is safer than myspace. I do believe there should be a restricted age, maybe to 13 or so.
@maezee (33343)
• United States
21 Aug 09
I definitely agree with you - there SHOULD be an age limit for sites like Facebook and Myspace. It's unfortuante that there's not. But then again, people make some WEIRD Facebook pages for people who.. most likely aren't going to actually CHECK them and stay active on them. For example, one of my friends (who had a baby about 2 years ago) - made her daughter (who is 2 years old) a Facebook page. And obviously the baby (who's name is Fawn, btw) - isn't going and checking it. I've also seen people make Facebook pages for their pets. It's quite weird, if you ask me.
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@tonyllenium (6266)
• Italy
21 Aug 09
i think that if a child have 12 or less may b is too young for a social network so global as facebook even if i don't know which kind of contents he can reach in it!!but if she/he have 13 or more it could be fine and funny too!!So may be for those children so much younger approaching to the net can be controlled because you never know which kind of sources they can find..but when they are young too but almost teenager i think it can be fine as well!!
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@gossipzz (500)
• Canada
20 Aug 09
I have to say I do agree with you. I have some family members on who are in that age group. They have no idea the harm they are putting themself into. They have over 200 friend. I mean do you have that much. That mean they are just adding people to see how much they can get. You don't want to hear their conversation with each other. They think we older folks don't understand.
• Canada
21 Aug 09
Well there is alot of little things that kids might like , like games and other stuff but i have to admit some of the stuff are unfit for children
@vinslounge (1297)
• India
21 Aug 09
I think under-13's must not be allowed to log into social networking sites. But that is not possible without the proper co-operation from the parents. Even I have seen many kids who log into social sites like Orkut, Facebook, Myspace etc and it has to be controlled.
• Philippines
21 Aug 09
what's up with that.well, unless they are guided by their parents from watching mature content stuff on a social network, fine. my nephew and nice have their own friendster account but they rarely used it. .15 is ok actually for me.
• Malaysia
21 Aug 09
Really, I agree that the children must get attention and permision from their parent.