06/08/2012 05:23 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Kids On Facebook? Live Discussion

Join us Tuesday for a live chat: Should pre-teens be allowed to have their own Facebook accounts?

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?