Obama girls not on facebook

@laglen (19782)
United States
February 9, 2011 8:39am CST
Michelle Obama said she wont allow her girls to have a facebook page. She said she doesnt like the idea of young kids on there. I agree but even more, can you imagine being a kid and reading all of the hate and rhetoric out there about your dad? I dont think that would offer any value for the girls. What do you think? If you were Michelle would you do the same?
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@hofferp (4739)
• United States
9 Feb 11
I don't think I'd let my daughters have a FB page either, even if you set up the best security/privacy/etc. I'm with Michelle on this one. Maybe once he's out of office, but not now. And I think at least one of the girls is a little too young. I kind of worry about kids being on FB. I might not let my own kids get on until they're 18...and moved out of the house?
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
10 Feb 11
lol I allow my daughter but I monitor her closely
@hofferp (4739)
• United States
10 Feb 11
Well, your daughter is 17, right? I might give in at 16 or 17. But I think my 12-year-old great niece is too young. I'm surprised my niece let her get on FB, because they make sure of every movie, show, etc. P****n watches. I'm betting my niece is watching over her shoulder the entire time too.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
11 Feb 11
she will be 17 next month but she has had hers since 15 and like I said, I monitor it!
• Philippines
9 Feb 11
i think it would depend on how mature and how old these children are. i think each individual has a different take on this and if their children knows how to properly react to this (or not), i think it is ok. maybe they can only have "real" friends on their list as well as family. they do not need to add "strangers" to their accounts.
• Philippines
11 Feb 11
haha....to each their own i guess. they can try what Tyra does...she doesn't let people know that it is her....only her very close friends know that it is her.she uses an alias so she can still be a part of the scene w/o being detected =)
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
14 Feb 11
I really think the first lady just does not want her girls on there in any context.
@debrakcarey (19924)
• United States
28 Feb 11
She probably keeps them isolated from alot just because of the amount of negative they'd see about their dad. Good for her. One thing being done right in the White House anyway.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
28 Feb 11
I agree, I would do the same'
@silverglint (2001)
• Philippines
15 Feb 11
I think I would do that same. Even ordinary kids get bullied online, I think her kids will be a more obvious target, if they can't get to the dad, they will target the kids. Besides, I think they are too young for facebook anyway
@laglen (19782)
• United States
16 Feb 11
I agree and I think your right, they would be targeted. I agree her decision is a sound one.
• China
14 Feb 11
I admire Michelle Obama's low-key.She ,as first lady,doesn't get dizzy with that and isn't swollen with arrogance.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
14 Feb 11
I wouldnt go that far - think France trip, Spain trip. But I cant argue about her parenting skills.
@epicure35 (2822)
• United States
12 Feb 11
If I were she, I'd tell the truth about her/their illegal actions and then the invective and rhetoric would come to a just end.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
14 Feb 11
I dont think that would stop it. It is a part of politics. There is no way around it. All presidents kids have been dragged into it.
@chiyosan (30204)
• Philippines
10 Feb 11
Oh if you are a mother... I think even if you are not michelle obama you will of course protect your children and of course it is the right thing to not allow your children to have access.to sites that is not child friendly.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
10 Feb 11
I agree, and with their father being President, that just saves them from alot of issues of security and the negative rhetoric.
@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
10 Feb 11
Yep, certainly a smart move. I have to agree, I don't think Facebook is for young kids. My oldest is on there but rarely signs on to his page. I won't let the younger kids on yet.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
10 Feb 11
My daughter (16) is on there but I do monitor her daily.
• United States
9 Feb 11
Yes I would certainly do the same. However after seeing the interview with Michelle Obama this morning on the Today Show I am sure she knows how to prepare her daughters for all the negativity in politics. She quoted how well past presidential daughters had turned out and she intends for her girls to be the same.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
10 Feb 11
I cant fault the Obama's as parents. They both seem to be very loving parents.
@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
9 Feb 11
I'm with her on that one. First off, I think they're too young, and second they would get harassed by some rude and nasty people. I'm sure it wouldn't be as bad as Sarah Palin's daughters get, but it would still be pretty awful and traumatic for such young children.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
10 Feb 11
I agree, and Palin's family only supports it.
@palonghorn (5486)
• United States
9 Feb 11
Well that is one way to put it out there, however, there is another side to this.......I'm sure the secret service would deem it a nightmare, a danger, and a threat to not only the girls but to the President as well. As for children being on facebook, it all depends on their age, if it is set to private and I think its important that the parents be on their friends list or have access to it.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
10 Feb 11
Good point that it would be a secret service nightmare.