My 12 yr started a facebook last year (at 11). I wasn't thrilled about the idea, but wanted to give her a chance and monitored her page, etc. She started to freely put up information about our family, and that she was single, and interested in men. When I tried to explain that it is unnecessary to provide this information - she became defiant and refused to remove the info. So I took her page down.
A year later I find out that she started a new page (a day later), under an alias, and many of my friends and family are friends with her! When i confronted them, they all said that she asked them not to tell me, and they didn't want to start any drama! they also didn't think it was a problem because they were monitoring her page (for me i guess). I am completely mortified. Just when I thought I was growing with my child, adjusting and transitioning into her teen years ... now I just want to lock her up and never speak to my friends or family again. there was once life before social networking websites!
Thanks for letting me vent. Opinions welcomed.
From: Robie-lyn, Meriden, CT