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Going 13 and Under, Facebook?


As I posted yesterday, two news stories caught my eye early this week: a mother attacking her child’s bully and Facebook taking measures to lower the age restriction on their site. I view both instances…

2 thoughts on “Going 13 and Under, Facebook?

  • June 6, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    I agree that children need to be eased into online socialization. Parental monitoring is key not just to circumvent situations that may be above their comprehension level but also to teach them how to properly interact.

    Thankfully, such a site already exists. It’s called Everloop. It was developed by a parent and allows a variety of overview options for parents regarding their child’s online presence.

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  • June 12, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    I could not agree with you more about those 13 and under using Facebook, although I’m sure so many already do. As a therapist working with teens, I often hear about these issues as well as the parents trying to navigate how to give their child boundaries and rules around technology in general!
    I also thought you might be interested in two therapy tools called “How to Spot a Bully” and “Things to Know Before You Say Go”. The first is directed at Bullying and not use those being bullied but also the Bully as well as those Observing bullying. It’s a great way to discuss the problem and also helps navigate how to solve the issue. Things to Know Before You Say Go, is a relationship therapy tool consisting of 76 cards listing the many topics to considering when creating and maintaining healthy relationships for teens. These topics include family, friends, intimacy, religion, values, education and much more! I encourage you to check them out when you have time. The website is http://www.couragetobloom.com or you can also find more information on Facebook by searching “How to Spot a Bully” or “Things to Know Before You Say Go”.
    I will definitely be subscribing to you blog, thanks for the great discussions!

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