Facebook account

11 to 16 years

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Updated on Mar 20, 2014

Hi parents, My son is studying in eighth standard. He is 13 year old. Some of his friends are on facebook, he also wants to join. Is it the right age to let him have a facebook account? Please suggest.

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Meenambigai Rajesh

| Mar 21, 2014

Hi Swati, difficult decision to make. We have read in news papers about the disadvantages of social network sites. Teen tantrums and emotions might interpret status updates on wall differently. Also the clear picture of privacy settings may not be there. So sharing personal views openly might end up with problems. Maybe they can start with mail conversations. Then after 2 years may be u can allow him. There is a risk of other kids making fun of , addiction, demotivation, friendship break ups etc.

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Parentune Support

| Mar 20, 2014

Hi Swati, Here is a link to a similar parent talk that you may find relevant:

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