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Michelle Obama: No Facebook For My Girls

Michelle Obama Facebook

First Posted: 02/09/11 08:48 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:30 PM ET

(AP/Huffington Post) -- Michelle Obama says her daughters aren't on Facebook, and that's the way she likes it.

The first lady says her girls, Sasha, 9, and Malia, 12, have certain restrictions that other children don't have because of Secret Service security issues. But she also said during an interview on NBC's "Today Show" on Wednesday that she's "not a big fan of young kids having Facebook."

Even if the girls weren't living in the White House, Mrs. Obama says Facebook is "not something they need." Maybe when they get older, she added.

"It depends on when we leave and how old they are," Mrs. Obama replied to a question asking whether the girls would join the social netorking site after the Obamas left the White House (NOTE: Facebook's rules do not permit users under 13 years of age to use the social networking site).

See Mrs. Obama speak about Facebook at the 13:40 mark in the video below.

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