Moms Talk: Is Facebook Good for Children?
What are the advantages (or disadvantages) of having kids on Facebook?
The internet has been compared to the Wild West because there are few enforceable laws governing the enormous network landscape, thus acts of viciousness can be perpetrated (or promoted) in virtual anonymity.
From transaction fraud, identity theft, stalking, harassment, to pedophiles, predators, and bullies, not to forget the omnipresent hackers churning out viruses and worms seeking to kill your cyborg tendencies, the internet seems a dangerous place for the naive surfer. But social networking is a persistent craze. It has revolutionized personal communication and even helped topple regimes. As parents engage the world via Facebook, of course the children are watching and wanting to participate too.
So how do you feel about children having their own Facebook pages? Do your kids have a page? What limits do you set and freedoms do you allow?