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Deleted his fb account

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dietstartsmonday Thu 04-Oct-12 08:17:44

My 13yo has been warned about foul language on fb before. Last night he posted a letter from the school about him, including my full address. Then proceded to discuss with his mates including swearing. I have taken laptop and ipod away and deleted his fb account. Too harsh?

cocolepew Thu 04-Oct-12 08:18:28


Grot Thu 04-Oct-12 08:18:36

Not at all. I think 13 is too young for a FB account anyway.

Gumby Thu 04-Oct-12 08:18:47


Dawndonna Thu 04-Oct-12 08:21:12

Sounds fair to me. If he can't play by the rules then he has to accept that there are consequences.

soontobeyummy Thu 04-Oct-12 08:21:48

Nope. I'd have done exactly the same. Don't see why 13 year old's 'need' FB anyway so won't do him any harm.

effingwotsits Thu 04-Oct-12 08:23:16

We have done that before. Not harsh at all.

Inertia Thu 04-Oct-12 08:23:55

Perfectly justified.

dietstartsmonday Thu 04-Oct-12 08:24:22

I wasn't happy with him having it but have kept a close eye on ehat he does. I am evil mother this morning but hey i'm his parent not his mate

impty Thu 04-Oct-12 08:24:46

No. Have done the same to dd1 in the past. She's had to earn it back. It's a privilege not a right.

Longdistance Thu 04-Oct-12 08:25:01

No, you were spot. I agree too young to have fb account.

Maybe some hard labour to earn his pocket money ;o)

NumericalMum Thu 04-Oct-12 08:26:38

Yanbu! Facebook is for responsible people only!

monkeysbignuts Thu 04-Oct-12 08:27:22

no I would have done the same. I hate Facebook and 13 is young for an account anyway.

BitOutOfPractice Thu 04-Oct-12 08:27:56

YANBU. Punishment fits the crime

TantrumsAndBalloons Thu 04-Oct-12 08:28:32

I've deleted ds1 FB before and he had to earn it back. He was on it all the time, neglecting his schoolwork.
Now he gets half hour a day after homework, dinner and whatever jobs he has to do.

dietstartsmonday Thu 04-Oct-12 08:34:40

I have no plans to let him earn fb back, laptop yes in time.

squeakytoy Thu 04-Oct-12 09:40:28

You do realise though, unless he is grounded too and you are monitoring him 24/7 he will just set up another account and not tell you anything about it..

FireOverBabylon Thu 04-Oct-12 09:48:11

Yes - he has no right to display a letter, presumably written to you, on his FB account. Until he shows a greater understanding of data protection and sensible internet usage, he doesn't warrant an account.

I'd also be putting in a limit of using the laptop in family areas only so you can see what he's doing.

dietstartsmonday Thu 04-Oct-12 09:49:06

Yep i know, but i can only try!! Another account gets opened then grounded!

dietstartsmonday Thu 04-Oct-12 09:51:46

Fire, thats a good idea for when he dies earn laptop back. Thanks

Peeenut Thu 04-Oct-12 10:03:55

grin at that typo dietstartsmonday

I think you did the right thing.

dietstartsmonday Thu 04-Oct-12 11:10:17

ha ha he he obviously won't die yet

RabidCarrot Thu 04-Oct-12 11:12:27

No you have not been too harsh, I think he got off lightly

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