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Posted 3/6/2013 by SweetPeasMom in NSBR Board
 

SweetPeasMom
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Posted: 3/6/2013 3:02:03 PM
DS (10yo, almost 11) wants a YouTube account. Requirements are you need to be 13. I tend to stick to those rules. Just like Facebook.

Do you allow your kids, younger than 13, have a YouTube account or a Facebook account?

He wants to have one to record himself playing Minecraft and other games and post them on Youtube.


Wendy



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Posted: 3/6/2013 3:06:01 PM
I made my kids wait until they were 13 for both youtube and facebook (and other sites too). However, I did let ds make a transformers video when he was younger and he uploaded it to my youtube account.


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Posted: 3/6/2013 3:07:33 PM
Facebook - yes
Youtube - no

I have all notifications on FB set to go to my phone. Neither my kids or their friends have given me an issue not to trust them. They use it mostly for games. They have drama free/light friends.

Youtube - none have shown an interest. I guess we will deal with it if we get there.



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Posted: 3/6/2013 3:09:10 PM
My grandson, who turned 13 in January, watches Youtube videos all the time but doesn't have an account, although I would have let him if he had asked, even before he turned 13. He's a rule follower and very open and I trust him. I also am in and out of the room frequently, and know he's not doing anything he shouldn't be doing.

He's had a FB account for a couple of years, but uses it less and less these days. He's usually "hanging out" with his friends via his Xbox headset and playing Minecraft with them that way. His 2 best friends go to a different school than he does so this is how they hang out during the week.


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Posted: 3/6/2013 3:24:08 PM
13 on FB and then closely supervised. No uploading on You tube without me seeing the video (still true at 14). We used my you tube account so she could have favorites before she was old enough for her own.

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Posted: 3/6/2013 3:26:14 PM
No, I think lying about your child's age sends the wrong message.


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Posted: 3/6/2013 3:47:37 PM
The reason my kids waited isn't because I didn't trust them, but because the rules are the rules and if the website say 13, it wouldn't hurt them to wait. I also made my kids wait to play T rated games and PG-13 movies (and R movies for my 17 yo).


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Posted: 3/6/2013 4:12:54 PM
See, I'm in the camp of the rules are the rules. That is why, well one of the reasons why, he doesn't have a facebook account.

Thanks for the feedback.


Wendy



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Posted: 3/6/2013 5:21:13 PM
I wouldn't allow him to have an account until he is 13. If you do let him, you're showing him that it's ok to break or bend the rules. As he gets older, there will be bigger things that he might think it's ok to bend or break them, also. YouTube and FB have those rules for a reason.



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Posted: 3/6/2013 5:37:07 PM
We have our kids wait until they are 13.


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Posted: 3/6/2013 5:57:55 PM
No, based on our experience. My dd created her own when she was about 12, maybe 11, behind our backs.

We dealt with that separately.

But here was the problem. She created the account do she could comment on videos, and she had posted some fan girl comments in a Jonas Brothers videos. You would not believe the vile comments *directed at her*. As I recall, she posted something about them being cool, someone responded that they were all "fags", she was confused and clarified that they were not gay (after the fact we realized why she asked what "fags" are, and it devolved from there. Because the problem on YouTube is that not only can anyone respond to your kid, but they are assuming everyone is on the same level. It's really something I would have preferred she not have been exposed to.

So from that perspective, I wouldn't recommend it for a child as young as yours.


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Posted: 3/6/2013 7:29:19 PM
I'm in the camp of "no Youtube or FB until 13." It's not just the rule of those sites - it's the law. They require it because they have to do so.



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Posted: 3/6/2013 7:49:24 PM
I would not let DS have a youtube account (they are 11 and 8) because I don't know if there is a filter and if there is one, how to use it.

On facebook I can lock down his privacy...not so much on youtube.


I'm in the camp of "no Youtube or FB until 13." It's not just the rule of those sites - it's the law. They require it because they have to do so.
The law is that a website cannot collect data on a minor under 13 without parent permission. It does not say that it is illegal for a child to have an online account.


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Posted: 3/6/2013 8:39:05 PM
If the rules are 13, then he'd have to wait until he was 13 here.

Can he just make a few videos (like saved to your iPhone but not put them on Youtube? That's what I let my girls do).








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