Post # 1
I am beyond floored right now. And concerned for the safety of children everywhere.
So I have these friends. They have a slew of kids, the oldest is 11.
It would take me like.. A jillion page to explain the whole family so I will try to keep it simple.
Basically, the whole house is a gong show and there’s not a whole lot I can do. They have a social worker and ‘support’ so it’s not like they can even be reported because they’re already on case load. So I try to help as much as I can. Whenever and wherever, I try to do my bit. For the kids mostly, all kids deserve a little stability.
So I stumbled upon this 11 year olds Facebook page. I added her as a friend and quickly when WOAH… And reported it. A) she is a child and it’s against TOS for a reason B) she is posting pictures of her cleavage and of her smoking and oh man. It is BAD C) she is conversing with MEN. Grown up men. Just woah.
Report report report and NOTHING.
Facebook will remove images of grown women breastfeeding but showing nothing but they dont seem to care that there is a child running around Facebook parading as a teenage girl and talking to grown men.
what the heck?!? I talked to her parents about it, they just recently came to attention about it and tried to report it. Also nothing on that front. They have restricted her home internet access but she just takes off and goes to friends houses where apparently there are no parents watching either and they just do what they want. There 11 year old girls are just running around doing whatever they please and it pains me!
How in the world do I make Facebook pay attention?? I mean what the heck.. How is this even happening?
Post # 3
She probably lies to FB about her DOB. I am still friends with my ex’s little sister on FB and she has her age as 17 or 18 so if I even bothered to report her I doubt anything would happen.
However…..even if FB deletes her page…do you honestly think she wont still be doing this stuff? Either on other social media pages (Twitter, Instagram, etc) OR just create another FB page? She is obviously up to no good and it’s not FB’s fault. THe problem is that she thinks she is grown.
Post # 4
@lalalyanne: That is really troublesome- I can’t believe an 11 year old is doing all that! I definitely don’t think it’s Facebook’s responsibility to make sure the 11 year old is acting appropriately- it’s her family’s job to make sure she is being safe and not doing these unruly things, but if they already have a social worker and are getting help, what else can they do? I hope they are able to contain their daughter before things get more out of hand. This is a really good reminder to all of us how social media can be abused and to keep an eye on our kids! We obviously can’t trust the reporting systems of these websites- kind of surprising.
Post # 5
@lalalyanne: I had the same thing happen! A woman I used to babysit for has a 10 year old grandson and he friend requested me. It started off with him cussing and calling people hoes and the like, then he started posting stuff about weed and being high, then he posted a picture of Spongebob and Patrick where Patrick was giving Spongebob a BJ. Showed the penis and everything.
I tried to talk to his grandma about it at first, but she said that he lives with his great grandma and she lets him do whatever he wants, so she has no control over the situation. Then I tried to report it, and nothing. They said that they looked at it and could not find anything wrong.
I was so pissed off. I just deleted him, cause I was going to go insane, I was so mad.
Post # 6
@little_d: I guess I just wish they’d follow up the report! Its not their fault for sure and not their responsibility. I just thought maybe that darn report button would work for me.
@gelaine22: it’s true, it probaby wouldn’t stop it. It’d be nice if there were TOS for a reason though!
She’s only 11 she can’t be THAt creative. I just worry I guess. She unfriended all the adults on her page today so no one can see anything.
I guess I just wish I knew how to help the poor girl. She reminds me of me when I was that age (although Facebook wasn’t a thing then and I wasn’t on the internet) and I want so badly kt be able to give her what she needs but I have no clue how. The whole thing is frustrating 🙁
Post # 7
@allyfally: brutal!! Good to know FB is useless for helping with that kind of thing 🙁
Ugh.. And when I think of the things they DO remove. Oh man. *SIGH*
Post # 8
@lalalyanne: Right! How is it okay to delete breast feeding pictures (when a lot of time bikini pictures show more,) but cartoon penises are fine to have?
Post # 9
@lalalyanne: This isn’t a facebook issue, it’s a parenting issue.