ds (12) was meant to be lights out sleeping, i go in room and he's messing around with ipod touch under covers kinda style. so, i confiscate and tell him to get to sleep. i decide to have a nosey and see from his emails that he has signed himself up to something called 'bebo' i am assuming its something like facebook which i am on. but, i dont think its something that is suitable for a 12 year old is it?
please inform me before io confront in the morning!! thanx
Bebo is like facebook for pre-teens and teens. If you looked at some of the stuff posted you might be a bit , but it is just the way kids talk to each other anyway. As long as he keeps his password and profile private - ie only accessible to his friends, it's not much different to msn-ing or facebooking. My kids (13) and (11) have it but don't use it that much. However I know their passwords and can check for any unsuitable emails etc. I wouldn't be impressed if they were doing it in secret though. Does he know you perhaps wouldn't approve?
unfortuatly since strating high school hes gone all coy about any girls he might talk to and really anything teenagerish! i dont really know why as i am reasonable ( i think) although, he may have thought i wouldnt approve of bebo. i have asked him to show me his page on there, to tell me his password. i explained that i just wanted to make sure everything was safe for him. i will decide whether he can keep it when i see it.
i do feel really though that he doesnt tell me anything. when i read messages that he has sent to girls on his phone, it was like someone i didnt know had sent them! talk about leading a double life!
i worry about him, not socializing with anyone out of school, has always been that way. so, i dont want to be to hasty over the bebo thing.