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AIBU to not accept 2 year old child's Facebook friend request?

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benguiat Wed 08-Jun-11 12:47:25

I have a friend who has created a profile for his 2 year old son on Facebook. He mostly uses the page to post photos of his son, and talks in his son's voice on the profile, e.g. "I went to the playground today and enjoyed the swings". He also occasionally posts updates about his own life in the form of "My dad has gone to Manchester on a business trip, hope he brings me back something nice" (these are not actual quotes but you get the gist).

My friend has now abandoned his own profile (of which I am friended) and uses his son's profile as his main one. All of his friends/colleagues are joined to it and he is annoyed that I won't accept the invite and keeps bringing it up. When I tell him that I think it's weird he says I am being silly and unreasonable.

He says I am the only one of his friends who hasn't accepted, which obviously makes me feel bad! So AIBU?

thelittlefriend Wed 08-Jun-11 12:48:39

I think that sounds weird. YANBU.

midnightexpress Wed 08-Jun-11 12:48:56

YANBU. You're supposed to be 13 to have a FB account.

BellaBearisWideAwake Wed 08-Jun-11 12:49:13

YANBU AT ALL. yuck. at what age will he 'hand over' the profile to is child?

pooka Wed 08-Jun-11 12:50:17

Report it - children aren't allowed on facebook wink

I would find it incredibly twee and irritating and would most likely hide the friend even if I accepted the request.

Your friend is being a bit of a twonk IMO.

squeakytoy Wed 08-Jun-11 12:53:00

My dog has more friends on his FB profile than I have grin

QueenofDreams Wed 08-Jun-11 12:53:16

I know a couple of people who have fb profiles for their babies. It's ridiculous. Also have friend requests from a couple of 12 yr olds which I refuse to accept.

backwardpossom Wed 08-Jun-11 12:53:42

YANBU - I had a friend who did this for her daughter and I find it all a bit strange.

WhoAteMySnickers Wed 08-Jun-11 12:54:22

YANBU. Why would you want to add, and have to read the 'thoughts' of a 2 year old. I bet his colleagues think he is a right knob.

Nailitorelse Wed 08-Jun-11 12:54:45

I think that your friend would be better off doing something constructive, like spending time with his DS, rather than wasting valuable time and effort on something quite so economically unproductive as FB!!

BluddyMoFo Wed 08-Jun-11 12:56:11

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

manicinsomniac Wed 08-Jun-11 12:58:21

wow, that's so lame. (Him not you)

BettySwollocksandaCrustyRack Wed 08-Jun-11 12:59:06

Your friend sounds mad and creepy!!!!! What a complete arse!

tyler80 Wed 08-Jun-11 13:00:07

My niece has a facebook page, mainly so my sister didn't completely clog up her own page with pics which a lot wouldn't be interested in. She can then up the security settings on my niece's page and have a more limited set of contacts and post daily updates to keep overseas grandparents happy without overtaking her own page

OracleInaCoracle Wed 08-Jun-11 13:01:01

YANBU, I refused a friend request from my cousins 6yo on the grounds that I swear on the 'pooter. a lot. I dont swear in RL so dont see why I should check myself on the web.

jeckadeck Wed 08-Jun-11 13:02:03

YANBU. Aside from the fact that its really naff and self-indulgent when people figuratively shove their kids at you (as in people who use their kids' photos as their status picture on FB), this is an absolute sure fire recipe to get the kid groomed by some pervert. I would send the guy a discreet message telling him its a bit of a red rag to a paedophile and he should get it taken down pronto before you contact FB if you want to save the friendship and if that has no effect then tell them. Its incredibly irresponsible.

mummymeister Wed 08-Jun-11 13:02:27

Report him to facebook now and do his son a favour. they have a minimum age for a reason - to protect against paedos Does this man not read the news? Why don't people realise that talking on facebook isnt like having a private chat with your neighbour it puts it out there on the web for some very horrible people to see.

backwardpossom Wed 08-Jun-11 13:07:59

they have a minimum age for a reason - to protect against paedos

Yeah because that's why they have a minimum age...

MilkandWine Wed 08-Jun-11 13:11:47

YANBU, maybye you haven't accepted because you are the only one of his friends with any sanity left?
Creating a FB page for your 2 year old is just wrong on so many levels! Posting things like "My daddy has gone to Manchester" is just utterly, utterly odd!

dittany Wed 08-Jun-11 13:14:07

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

RitaMorgan Wed 08-Jun-11 13:19:14

Having a profile in the name of your toddler is a bit twee and sickly, but how is it a red rag to peeedos? Or going to get the kid groomed?

exoticfruits Wed 08-Jun-11 13:20:02

I would report it-he is too young.

siamesekitten Wed 08-Jun-11 13:26:58

I agree with what someone else said, he sounds a right knob.

fuzzpigFriday Wed 08-Jun-11 13:30:10

One word:


seeker Wed 08-Jun-11 13:33:52

Oh, don;t talk such rubbish about paedophiles!

It's twee and cutsy and grim and sad and he is obviously a knob - but you will look like a serious wierdo if you go on about paedophiles.

My dd's pony has a Facebook page blush

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