Not until 13 at the very least.
That is so awesome. You hear all these terrifying incidents, it's nice to have a genuine purpose for kids and these accounts. :)
Quoting Bobcatridge: We allowed my daughter to have an Instagram account when she was 12 but she is not allowed to post selfies or give personal information. We also monitored her activities. We realized she was using instagram to share her artwork which we thought was great. At 13 we allowed her to get a deviant art account. She shares her art. We also monitor her activity on this site also. That is it - all she wants to do is share her artwork.
My kids are 5 and 11, but they are not on any social networking sites. Maybe the older one will when he 13 or 14.
I agree with you waiting, my niece announced on Facebook she was alone, at my sister's house taking care of her kids. Samantha is 15 and my niece Hannah is 8 and Caleb is 4. That worried me enough to postpone letting my kids on them.
Quoting irishstarz: Absolutely not. My Son will be seven soon, but He will not be allowed to have any social networking accounts until He's old enough and/or responsible enough. Too many kids are let loose online, some at too early of an age, and their level of responsibility proves they shouldn't be.
Ideally 18, but if we must....16.
DS was actually bringing up about Facebook and Instagram because when he goes to these church functions EVERYONE has a phone and is on these sites! DS (10) is the youngest one there (no phone), but this is a group for Middle Schoolers!! I told him that Facebook requires kids to be 13 or 14 and I looked up Instagram the other night and that's 13 too! He says most of these kids are NOT that old. I'm surprised any parents allow their kids on this stuff, more or less Christian parents.
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