My 12 yr old brother got a Facebook account a couple year ago with the stipulation that my sister and I monitor who he is friends with and how he talks, etc. I noticed a few times that his language was not so great and being mean to a girl that lives across the street from him. I let my mom know (she doesn't know much about computers, otherwise would monitor it herself) and she yells at him for a min, and that's it. I told him that I have no problem having his account deleted if he keeps it up. Well this past week his posts consisted of "what's up my n****", "what is reggin spelled backwards?", and "b****** be like, where's your wallet?". I let my mom know (feel like such a tattle tale lol), and it was her same reaction. So I made the decision myself to have his account deleted. I reported to fb that he is under 13 and using bad language... his account was removed within a couple of hours. I don't even live in the same state, and don't feel that I should be the one having to discipline him, but I guess someone has to do it *sigh*
Would you care if this was your child or sibling? Was he just being a normal kid, and I overreacted?