Kids want to be on Facebook. Parents see Facebook as an uncontrollable frontier of predators and lunatics. So you’re basically guaranteed an argument about when your kid is ready to have a Facebook profile.
–And where better to get parenting advice than from the general public? Here are the results of a survey on the minimum age for kids to get their own Facebook pages . . .
—5% say seven to nine years old.
—13% say 10 to 12.
—34% sayage 13. That was the most popular answer, and it’s currently Facebook’s minimum age for joining.
—29% say 14 to 17 years old.
–And 19% say kids should NOT have pages at all . . . they should have to wait until they’re 18.
–Even though Facebook’s minimum age is 13, kids can just LIE . . . and a lot of them do. In a survey last November, 55% of parents said their 12 year olds are on Facebook . . . and 19% said their 10-year-olds are.