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There are so many of my friends children who have been on Facebook for years that are well under the age of 13. In fact, one of our good friends has his baby on Facebook!
I once fell into the trap of allowing my child to use Facebook. When my son was coming home from school eager to start mowing crops with his friends on the social network, I was not crazy about having hundreds of Farmville requests posting on my Facebook page.
So, yes, I did it. Was it the right choice? No!
My children have never been allowed on the internet without me present. While watching my son play Farmville, I started seeing strange friend requests coming in for my son. After about a week, I realized that my husband and I had made a bad parenting decision by allowing our son on Facebook to play Farmville with his friends.
Are his other friends still on Facebook? Most of them - yes.
I interviewed my neighbor who has been on Facebook since she was in Elementary school, and this is how she feels about Facebook.