oh, ok I guess I agree, but what if you monitored what she did, like... put parental controls on, or sat with her? You could set a time where you guys could go on FA together? If she wants more socialization, you could get her an account on moviestarplanet.com... It immediately removes any bad content. When users chat, all foul language is bleeped out with #'s. Very clean site, and I love it. Good for all users. Anyways, I would let her get an account on FA if she was my daughter, but if you do, you should set a time every day where you guys can go on together. I am fifteen, and I remember at her age, I really wanted to give my opinion on things, but that is part of puberty. I'm sure she would enjoy having her own account, but she is your daughter! :) Good Luck!
It will have to be your decision, but if she is allowed, encourage her to talk with you about what she reads. Talk about those areas that you feel are most egregious.
If you do decide to let her on, it would probably be best to keep in mind that things you have discussed on here WILL be discovered, and it could be better for her to find out from you directly. Possibly enlist the aid of a professional - doctor or counsellor.
I agree that 'the only place left to go is up' seems to be a very caring parent -and that is the earmark of a good mother in my book. But often, as adults, we make choices that are difficult for our own youngsters to understand - because they are so close to the situation - and a trained professional can help a youngster understand a situation without the child becoming entrapped in the emotions.
I agree with prettyvirgin on this one Tammy. Think it through (: I was fourteen when I joined FA. It really did help me learn a lot of stuff and I love FA. Giving my own advice or opinion to people without anyone really saying anything except for listening, someone agreeing with me on an answer, people replying to my comments or questions, and the people on here, all of it makes me happy :D
I totally agree that there is some stuff on here that a 13 year old really shouldn't see! However unfortunate, that sort of stuff will probably be heard or seen by her in school and around her peers anyways. I think, at least this way, she will be monitored by you, and if she sees or reads anything questionable you can discuss it with her.
Are you worried about how having her on the site will change the way you experience the site and interact with others and your responses to questions? I don't think there is nothing on this site that the average 21st century young teen have already learned by other means.
I don't really see a problem with her joining, mostly everyone on here is friendly, and everyone will know she's your daughter and will probably make sure everyone's nice to her. There isn't much things on here that you don't hear/see everyday. Just monitor her. :o
Yes she wants to join, she just turned 13 on April 30, I think some things are here aren't appropriate for a 13 year old to see. Don't get me wrong, I love FA and have been here for a couple years but like I said somethings aren't appropriate in my opinion
Why does you daughter want to join soo bad ???like there's nothing really enticing about this site anymore and you hardly ever get advice or an answer ob your posts because only like 2 people get up here at a time one of them being you '_'....
I know that in my case, I like the site because no one I know in person is on the site and what I say on here will not cause me any drama in the real world.
I dont think her daughter would need a doctor....Im pretty posititve she's a great enough mother to not need a flippin' counselor.
y? does she want 2 join? I would let her.... wait.... unless shes under 13... :D
Awh, the only person she should be shielded from on here is me, really. :D
You need to take a very cautious approach then.
Just tuned 13 like 2 weeks ago
How old is your daughter?
I agree with her (: