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Kids On Facebook? Live Discussion

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As Facebook considers allowing 13 year-olds to have their own, accounts, some parents are giving the move a thumbs up.
As Facebook considers allowing 13 year-olds to have their own, accounts, some parents are giving the move a thumbs up.

Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal reported that "Facebook is developing technology that would allow children younger than 13 to use the social-networking site under parental supervision."

The news has sparked debate among parents about the risks and rewards of early Facebook access. Opponents argue that regardless of the company's decision, parents should shield pre-teens from the potential dangers of social media, while others claim that supervised, strategic use might ultimately make children safer.

What do you think? Should children under 13 be allowed to have Facebook accounts? Would you let your child to sign up ? If so, would you monitor it? Who should get to choose when a child is ready for social media?

Filed by Alicia Menendez