yes the limit is 14 and yes there are a lot of people on here who hate under 14 years olds on face book
my dd is on facebook and i have her password and check her account from the inside - that is the reason I allow her to have a fb. I don't want her doing this behind my back as "all her firends are on fb"
dd is at secondary school in year 7 and they do all have fb, thoguh year 6 at dd's last school they all had fb
my only rule is I have to know the passwrod and check it every now and then - otherwise the account will be deleted
I stick to the 13 rule. A friend allowed her son to be on it at 11 and use his real name, she was then shocked by the bullying. She then cancelled, closed the account (but then he was allowed to open another one with a nickname, and I found it without really looking, and so could his bullies I think).
My kids are quite used to the fact they won't always have the "best" the "newest" etc.
no passwrd then no pc people can be hidden/blocked on fb and I want to make sure of everyone who is her friend etc so not just checking from my account, I do checke on her account either when she is at school or very late in the evening.
No. My ds1 was allowed on it when he was 15 but we each have different rules for our kids so I wouldn't expect or particularly care what age others allow for their children My dcs learn REALLY early that I do not give a shit what the latest craze is or what other peoples parents allow. Firstly they only ever tell you about the parents who say yes and secondly there are a whole load of deeply stupid parents out there. Loads of great ones but loads of stupid one too
As a teacher facebook causes a lot of problems and wastes a huge amount of my time. On an almost daily basis I hear from students too young to have accounts that they are being bullied online, they fall out over who is friends with who, they get upset when they read things on there etc. It is shocking how many accept any Tom Dick or Harry as their friend.
The age limit is there for a reason, children will not be harmed without an account.
I also talk to a lot of parents on the phone who think they have control of their children's facebooking until it starts to spiral out of control, or they realise their son/daughter actually doesn't know who their friends are.
Having said that there are so many ways for kids to be horrible to each other, MSN, email or texting for example. I dealt with a case today of bullying by post it note!