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How old would your child have to be before you let them go on Facebook?


Asked by L.A.F.outloud at 3:56 PM on Sep. 13, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • My older son is 12 and on Facebook, but we have rules.

    1) His profile has to remain friends only and I helped him w/ security settings so he couldn't be tagged in pictures, etc. by other people.
    2) His friends list remains limited to friends we know in real life and family ONLY.

    And we had a serious discussion about the Internet, what is/is not safe to post, and how nothing on the internet is ever deleted.

    So far, we've had zero problems. He uses FB to communicate w/ his grandmother, an aunt, his dad and some friends.

    Answer by geminilove at 4:04 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • Eh he's 3. By the time he's old enough for social networking, Facebook will be replaced by something else. As for the age, probably not before 15.

    Answer by thatgirl70 at 4:00 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • I'm thinking I may let her get one in middle school but its still in the air and by then it will be something else hott.

    Answer by mekarevell at 9:56 AM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • I am pretty sure the FB Terms of Use require you to be 15 to have an account

    Answer by Maureen-MD at 3:58 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • I agree with the above answer.

    Answer by krystlbear at 4:02 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • TOS for Facebook is 13, end of story!

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 4:02 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • Not before 15 and he will never have a computer in his room. The one he uses is in the family room,because there are too many nuts out there in cyber space.

    Answer by dmbutler at 4:03 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • I would not like my child on facebook unless she or he was at least 16years of age. With facebook, thier are so many adult "ish" photo's and comments; but on the otherhand, its like a family reunion. They can communicate and keep in touch with family--more eyes on the child.

    Answer by SugaB at 4:04 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • 15 maybe older. depends on maturity

    Answer by BlacksheepSati at 4:08 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • Mine was 10.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 4:09 PM on Sep. 13, 2010