11 year old dating chat
When her 10-year-old daughter announced that she had gone on a date to the park with a boy and he’d asked her to the prom, Rebecca Levey was astounded."Going to the prom is about seven years away," she wrote in a widely-circulated essay about the online dating life of tweens last week. asked if he could sign up for an Instagram account, I was a bit surprised.He’s been a big fan of video games for years, but this was the first time he seemed interested in social media. “So I want to be on it, too.” I guess I should have known.Matt is one of her best friends, an adorable ten year old with whom she plays Minecraft online.“Oh,” I said, not at all sure how I felt about my baby girl having a boyfriend. ”“Well, he’s my really good friend anyway, so it’s almost like he’s my boyfriend, so I said yes.”“Did you, um... The school counsellor addressed them about the issue of relationships.Best at this stage, she said, not to label relationships as 'boyfriend and girlfriend'.Fantage is one of many free and paid virtual worlds that have attracted 66.4 million active users from age seven to 13, according to virtual world research firm KZero.
But after a day or so of thinking about it, my husband and I decided it was okay.
Compared to Facebook or Twitter, Instagram seems fairly harmless.
From my experience, it’s usually just pictures of people’s fingernails, food, cats or kids and there isn’t much commenting. opened his Instagram account on his i Touch, using his Hotmail address that we let him have to email with his grandfather, and he immediately started “following” people.
And although my friend Maria has had some minor issues with her middle-schooler using Instagram (which was detailed in this Wall Street Journal article by my Twitter pal Katie Rosman), I figured we were at least a year away from any bad tween behavior. Mostly his classmates, but also a lot of professional athletes.
I imagine it’s pretty thrilling for a kid to suddenly feel like he’s interacting with his sports heroes. However, I then took a good look at the accounts of the classmates he was following and it was a total eye-opener. I then went through S.’s list of followers and found quite a few suspicious accounts that I blocked.