It seems so long ago that Facebook was created for college students. That’s true especially when you consider that fourth and fifth graders often access the site.
Even though rules on the Facebook Statement of Rights and Responsibilities are clear (click link below), younger kids alter the age box or give false information. (Where are their parents?)
For the past couple months – actually, since Michelle Obama spoke about Facebook to Matt Lauer on the Today Show – parents have been buzzing about tweens, especially, on the social network. It’s been very evident that although moms and dads remind kids to “be careful,” many parents don’t monitor usage.
I agree that it’s impossible to monitor every single tech toy, but we need to make sure kids understand that rules are to be obeyed. That is a basic fact of life.