The other day I was stalking my way through Facebook, minding my own business, when I noticed that someone’s kid had a Facebook account. And I’m not talking about someone my age, since we’re all someone’s kid and all. I’m talking about a 6-year-old.
Now, what the hell does someone that young need a Facebook account for? I know … it’s the games, right??? I suppose that’s allowed, but should these kids had “open” profiles? I clicked on this little girl’s profile link and I could see all of her pictures, who her friends were, etc. This, I thought, was not cool.
Any creep and pervert could click on this little girl’s profile, start a conversation with her, and abduct her. (An extreme thought, I know, but I’m serious!) All it takes to prevent something like this to happen is to “close” her account to people she’s not “friends” with and have people not be able to sere her info, including her picture. And sure, the parents may say “Oh, we supervise our kids 24/7 when they’re on the computer”, but are they really?
Maybe it’s just because I never had computer games and such when I was little. I was happy with my NES and playing boardgames by myself. And what are we setting our children up for the future if all we show them when they’re young is computer games and Internet? It’s no wonder why kids these days are becoming more and more anti-social.
Why are parents doing this??