|According to a Wall Street Journal report (June 2012), Facebook is planning to let children under the age of 13 sign up for the first time. The social network wants to introduce parental controls so youngsters can join at a very young age. Parents will find that there are opposing points of view on the value and challenges when bringing young children online via social networking - requiring thoughtful consideration. Primary concerns will be privacy and exposure to advertisements and marketing. (See the sections on privacy and consumerism)
Below are resources for consideration, to help you navigate the world of social networking for your children.