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Should a parent delete a teen's social media account if it was handled badly?

My 15 year old daughter has created accounts with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr and Wattpad, all without my knowledge, six months ago or more. After discovering her using a laptop in bed at 4am, ...
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How to prevent a teenager from creating multiple Google accounts?

I have a well behaved, very bright, tech savvy 15 year old daughter. Her mother and I have discussed the risks and dangers of social media and online interactions, and have set clear guidelines and ...
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What can I as a teenager do about my insanely strict parents?

Before I start this, I just want to let everyone know that even though my parents can be completely clueless about parenting at times, I still love them very much, so don't go commenting that I'm "...
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Parental controls for Facebook?

I'm getting my teenager an iPod touch but I need to set up some parental controls. I know I can block the use of Facebook altogether but it would be nice if I could set it up so she could just ...
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My 11 year-old daughter wants to create a Facebook account

My daughter wants me to create a Facebook account for her; I told her no. But I didn't really think about what she wanted me to do for her. I have Facebook and she sees me on it all the time, so she ...
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My daughter's friend faked having cancer - our daughter found out via Facebook and is devastated. What do we do?

Our daughter Angela (not her real name), who's 15, showed us a Facebook message she received from her friend Lauren (not her real name), who's 15, it said basically that Lauren had been faking having ...
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Help me understand the attraction of Instagram, please

(Context in case it's helpful: My son is 12. He created an Instagram account for himself at school this past year. Since he doesn't meet the Instagram age requirement (13 and up), I tried to follow ...
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How to protect my children from cyber-bullying

Cyber bullying has been a talking point in the news for the last few years, where stories of children being 'attacked' online in social media causing them to go into depression, sometimes forcing the ...
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Is there any research on pros/cons of allowing young kids to participate on social online networks?

Is there any research on pros/cons of allowing young kids (8-11) to participate on social online networks (age appropriate ones, not Facebook)? Just to be clear, I mean participation with the ...
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Social media etiquette - adults friending child's friends

We have a 15 year old daughter who just signed up for Facebook. No, I don't plan to friend her, but my wife and I do plan to ask her to see what's going back and forth, from her and her friends. (On ...
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Should parents of young children set an example of socializing by using Facebook?

If parents don't use Facebook, how will their children know how to use Facebook or other social media technology in healthy ways? Should parents be utilizing these technologies so at least their ...
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What CMS for parenting purpose? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Kids Website, is it a good idea? I'm about to be a mother soon (yay) and I would like to share with people my new mom's experience. I'm not a big fan of social networks so I ...
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What are the risks of posting baby pictures online?

We've set up a Twitter account for our daughter so that interested people (friends, relatives, old ladies) can follow her, find out what she's doing and see how adorable she is. My sister heard this ...
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Email and social media for pre-teens

My daughter is 11 and I discovered that she had a Facebook account and a personal email account. These were two things my wife and I had told her she wasn't allowed to have. I felt she was still too ...
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