Children & Social Media

Did you know that children under the age of 13 are not permitted to join Facebook?

As children being to use the internet and request their own Facebook account, make sure that you are comfortable with it and that they are of age. Though there is no real way for Facebook to truly enforce their under 13 rule, since anyone can make up a different birth year, it is up to you to decide if your child is ready to take on the responsibility of social media and if you are comfortable with it.

Before allowing them to set up an account, set rules and guidelines (right down to the amount of time they’re allowed on the site). Make sure you set the privacy settings to your liking, have their password, and know what photos they are posting. Revisit and update the rules and guidelines as necessary. And also keep in mind that Facebook regularly updates their privacy settings and rules, so be sure to keep checking in on those settings as well.

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