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Freep a Poll! (Fox. Should children under 13 be allowed on Facebook?0
FoxNews.com ^ | 6-4-12 | Fox News

Posted on 06/04/2012 3:02:47 PM PDT by dynachrome

Should children under 13 be allowed on Facebook?

Yes, give them access, it's a parent's job to teach them to be safe.

No, I'm not convinced it's safe, and it's too distracting.

Not sure, but if they developed a kid-safe 'neighborhood' for them, I'd consider it.

Other

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Computers/Internet; Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: facebook; parents; poll
Hmmm. It is the parents job.
1 posted on 06/04/2012 3:02:56 PM PDT by dynachrome
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; A knight without armor; Alexander Rubin; all the best; AmericaUnite; ...
Thanks to GopherBroke for this one. What say you, parents? how do you determine the age of who is signing up?

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2 posted on 06/04/2012 3:05:32 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: dynachrome

Parents make that determination. My sister won’t allow her kids to have a Facebook account until they are 18. I have allowed my children to have one when they want it. I get the password and see what is going on....plus I am a friend as well. Any nonsense and I will ban them. So far they are being very responsible.


3 posted on 06/04/2012 3:11:11 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: dynachrome

I’d say that alot of 13 year olds are already on Facebook...making this new attempt to get more users look fairly pointless.

Maybe Zuckerman can retro-actively sign up dead people...sort of like post death baptisms.


4 posted on 06/04/2012 3:12:01 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: dynachrome

Oh brother. I can’t believe the nanny folks who are on Fox News. Must be the same idiot Republicans who picked our liberal candidate for President.


5 posted on 06/04/2012 3:12:29 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: napscoordinator

Heck, facebook is a “right” anymore. I stay way from it.


6 posted on 06/04/2012 3:13:53 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: dynachrome

I stay way from it.

Damn it...I was just about to “friend” you...Thank God for Free Republic.....lol.


7 posted on 06/04/2012 3:15:53 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: dynachrome

“Hmmm. It is the parents job. “

Should facebook ask the parents permission if the kids try to sign up on their own?


8 posted on 06/04/2012 3:16:44 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: dynachrome

The only reason Facebook is doing this is to try to save itself from tanking any further in the stock market. I have absolutely no sympathy for them, and I don’t think kids should be allowed to use it.

But what are you going to do? This was a voluntary policy of Facebook’s part, to avoid criticism. I hesitate to say that there should be another LAW against people doing things on the internet, even though it’s a bad idea. Because, given the chance, the gubbermint can be relied on to allow all the bad things to happen and to block all the good things.

I guess Facebook will do whatever they choose. And I hope that jerk Zuckerberg goes bankrupt as a result.


9 posted on 06/04/2012 3:17:35 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: dynachrome

Thank you for voting!

Yes, give them access, it’s a parent’s job to teach them to be safe. 6.55% (1,050 votes)

No, I’m not convinced it’s safe, and it’s too distracting. 87.12% (13,973 votes)

Not sure, but if they developed a kid-safe ‘neighborhood’ for them, I’d consider it. 4.68% (750 votes)

Other 1.65% (265 votes)

Total Votes: 16,038


10 posted on 06/04/2012 3:19:22 PM PDT by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: dynachrome

Here’s how to delete your Facebutt account, if you want to get off of it:

http://www.wikihow.com/Permanently-Delete-a-Facebook-Account


11 posted on 06/04/2012 3:19:22 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: dynachrome

I’m on FB and I love it, but I don’t think youngsters under 13 should be on it. In fact, I think they shouldn’t be on it at least until they’re 16. I would say even older than that, but there’s no way parents are going to keep their kids off older than that.

My daughter has allowed her two daughters, both under 13, on FB, with which I disagree. Granted, she doesn’t allow them to “friend” adults, has a copy of their passwords, and goes onto their sites when they’re not aware she’s doing so. They just talk with their school chums, but I still would feel uncomfortable having them have access to it. There’s enough other entertainment they can partake in, such as video games, and IMHO reading books, which I thoroughly enjoyed doing as a young person.


12 posted on 06/04/2012 3:20:20 PM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: napscoordinator

My wife does all of the above. Plus the computers are in the family room for all to see.


13 posted on 06/04/2012 3:23:12 PM PDT by 21twelve
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To: napscoordinator

I would bet that the ones who voted that it’s distracting probably don’t even have an account. I think phones and texting is distracting.


14 posted on 06/04/2012 3:45:01 PM PDT by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: dynachrome

Of course they should. 13 year old’s are just a deserving of a f’ed up brain as a 14 year old.


15 posted on 06/04/2012 3:48:50 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: dynachrome
From the underlying article:

Mechanisms being tested include connecting children's accounts to their parents' ..., people who have spoken with Facebook executives about the technology said.

The under-13 features could enable Facebook and its partners to charge parents for games and other entertainment accessed by their children, the people said.

How long do it figure it will be before the "could enable" in the second paragraph becomes "will enable"? Many of the adults I know who are on FB have given in to the temptation to buy a little something here and there to enhance the games they play there, and most of those have used credit cards instead of buying the little cards available in local stores.

16 posted on 06/04/2012 4:18:26 PM PDT by dorothy ( "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: ari-freedom

Who’s going to stop them if their name is Heather? Her (or his) 2 mommies are too busy in the bedroom.


17 posted on 06/04/2012 4:19:16 PM PDT by jmax (Be warned....I'm armed. Round is chambered, full magazine is inserted, safety is off.)
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To: dynachrome

Danger Will Rogers, Danger!


18 posted on 06/04/2012 5:05:57 PM PDT by grame (May you know more of the love of God Almighty this day!)
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To: napscoordinator

My grandchildren have a facebook account, and nearly all their friends have one. In all the cases, every parent is a friend, and can see everything that is posted. Most of the kids are in sports, and it’s a quick and easy way to share team pictures of events, as well as staying up on what friends and relatives are doing. FB also has an ‘unfriend’ tab.


19 posted on 06/04/2012 5:36:52 PM PDT by Jaidyn
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To: dynachrome

Yes, give them access, it’s a parent’s job to teach them to be safe.
6.6% (1,213 votes)

No, I’m not convinced it’s safe, and it’s too distracting.
87.04% (15,997 votes)

Not sure, but if they developed a kid-safe ‘neighborhood’ for them, I’d consider it.
4.71% (865 votes)

Other
1.65% (304 votes)

Total Votes: 18,379


20 posted on 06/04/2012 5:48:51 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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