13 and not on Facebook? What’s wrong?

By Cybermum Australia

As a mother of four, the details of my children’s early years and developmental achievements are sometimes a blur. But the one thing that I will never forget is the ‘milestone’ conversations (aka the how advanced is your child conversation) that always took up far too much time and emotional energy.

“Has he smiled yet?”

“How old was he when he sat up?”

“When did he start crawling?

“Is he walking yet?”

“How many words has he said?”

Oh my! It was soooo exhausting! Now I am not suggesting that my friends’ interest in my children’s development wasn’t genuine, but come on – let them be kids!!

13 years down the track and these babies are now ‘legally’ able to join Facebook. But what if they don’t want to? Surely, that is not normal? Aren’t all tweens desperate to join the big wide world of social media?

Not at all. While loads of tweens can’t wait to join Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat, there is a significant minority of 13 year olds who are in no rush. Sure, some may not be allowed by their parents but some are just not interested and others are just choosing to wait.

Whilst the ‘average’ tween will hit puberty at 12, there are …read more

Read the full article here: http://blogs.mcafee.com/consumer/family-safety/13-facebook-whats-wrong



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