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Should middle school students have a social networking site such as facebook or myspace?

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hisblueeyes

Asked by hisblueeyes at 1:40 PM on Apr. 29, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • Ive allowed all 3 off my teens to get one which I can log into at any time.
    okmommy08

    Answer by okmommy08 at 1:42 PM on Apr. 29, 2010

  • yes i think they should. why cant they be social and enjoy there life and technology too? we cant let a few teenage bullys ruin it for all of the good kids. we need to start educating them on the effects of bullying, parents need to watch there teens to make sure there not being bullyed, and that theyre not bullying.
    PURPULbutterfly

    Answer by PURPULbutterfly at 1:51 PM on Apr. 29, 2010

  • Yes. They all do. All my kids friends are on Facebook.
    mompam

    Answer by mompam at 2:38 PM on Apr. 29, 2010

  • MYSPACE HAS AN AGE LIMIT ITS 16 BUT MOST PEOPLE LIE ABOUT THERE AGE ......
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:51 PM on Apr. 29, 2010

  • No.. Ive been hearing stuff here & there, on the news, ect about social sites in general..
    Bullying & being mean is just to rampant & easy on the internet.. Just like adults its easy to sit on CM & be rude to other moms--- but i bet they would never say that to each other 1 on 1 in person!!!
    Kids are cruel in the way they can easily make up Facebook groups called "Derrik is fat" "Jannie is a Lezzie".... and classmates can join in on the laugh in just a simple click.. It hurts .. and at Jr high lvl their hormones are CRAZY so it hurts even more & can have devestating effects..

    Its common for kids to get into small fights, but on the internet again, its just toooo easy to speak the mind in a way u would never outloud! and social sites make it between you & the rest of the world.. it doesnt stay within your groups of friends..

    So im pretty against kids being social over the net.. email letters to friends are fine..
    MommaTasha1003

    Answer by MommaTasha1003 at 3:10 PM on Apr. 29, 2010

  • I think it depends on the child & their level of maturity.... There is really no one set age that every child should be able to have each privilege (cell phone, computer access, driving, etc.). Every child is different.
    emslala

    Answer by emslala at 4:22 PM on Apr. 29, 2010

  • No. They can develop their social skills on the phone or in person, like the good old days.
    Pnukey

    Answer by Pnukey at 9:18 PM on Apr. 29, 2010

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