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What's your family Facebook policy?

Last updated 13:10 30/07/2014
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WHO'S THERE?: Loads of kids are ignoring the age restrictions imposed by social media sites like Facebook.

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Social media is part of daily life for most of us these days, but how comfortable are you that it's safe for your kids?

Most sites, including Facebook, Snapchat and BBM, specify a minimum age of 13, but recent UK research found 52% of eight to 16-year-olds are ignoring that and signing up anyway. 

The majority of kids are using social networks by the age of 10 and 43% have contacted strangers online by the age of 12.

What's the social media policy in your household? Do your kids have accounts? How did you decide what the right age was for getting a Facebook page, or another social network?

What's your view on monitoring your kids' accounts? Do you think Facebook is fair game for parents or do children deserve some digital privacy?

We want to hear how you're navigating the social media minefield with your kids. Tell us by clicking on the big green button below. 


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