It is legal for a 16 year old to sign up for a Facebook account, and can do so without my permission, I seem to understand. But if he posts something that others find offensive, could I be held accountable?Not saying he is doing that, but he does not want me as a Facebook "friend" and monitoring his… show more It is legal for a 16 year old to sign up for a Facebook account, and can do so without my permission, I seem to understand. But if he posts something that others find offensive, could I be held accountable?
Not saying he is doing that, but he does not want me as a Facebook "friend" and monitoring his account, he says he wants his privacy. What would legal minds think about this? Thanks!
Here is the problem that I have with ANYTHING online. It is ALL anonymous and there is absolutely no way that these companies will take any steps to actually VERIFY that anything signed up for or posted comes from a SPECIFIC person or even ROBOT. There is no way, for instance, to stop me…or anyone else from starting a Facebook account with the details of YOUR DAUGHTER if I really wanted to. YOU MIGHT NOT EVEN HAVE A DAUGHTER…and the social media sites DO NOT CARE or KNOW.
Social media is a HUGE waste of time and resources. I suggest that a supervised account for your 16 year would be acceptable…but yikes.
You had better read this:
Don't assume you have no control of your minor child.
He relies upon you for his home, clothing, transportation and access to anything where a legal contract must be signed. That means he doesn't need a phone, doesn't need access to his computer unless he is doing homework, doesn't need to get a ride anywhere, and doesn't need to be given access to a vehicle, money, credit cards, or the account at the pizza shop. In fact, clean out the cupboards of all his favorite treats, and the freezer. No more Tater tots, no more Hot Pockets. Done.
If he is doing things that are dangerous, take everything away from him, and start making him act in a positive way in order to get his resources back. You DO have control, you're just not taking it. And yes, when my friends' kids do something awful, they look at me and leave the room, and I just call out after them, "You're just lucky you're not MY child!" <grin>
Doesn't makeit fun. I'm just saying, you do have ways to deal with this.
Ask someone who is old enough to remember what it was like before the internet.
First, you take the computer and the phone away.
You are not responsible for what he says on Facebook. you should not worry about what he says on FB. Let him mistakes while young. Better to lose a friend for something he said than lose a job.
More important, if a person tells you that you've hurt their feelings, you should ask what is their point. "That's offensive" – those two words do not constitute an argument.
YES you are responsible for all actions of the minor. If he created a Facebook account without your permission, then as a parent you can close his account ( shut off the Internet connection ) Minors do NOT get privacy.
well, as a parent, you can demand access to his account, or you can take away devices that he can use to access facebook.
"offensive" posts can be reported by anyone who doesnt like them. No authority will hold you responsible for anything unless he is doing illegal activity on facebook.
Being under age 18, you ARE legally responsible for EVERYTHING he says and does.
YOU are paying for his internet access. If you don;t want him using it, shut it off!
There is NO PRIVACY on the internet, and there should be none in your house. YOU own everything, and everything belongs to you. You ARE legally responsible for keeping him under control, and if he says something on Facebook, YOU are responsible
Not legally responsible, but morally so.
You would not be liable.