With the rise of social networking, you’ll be hard pressed to find any teenager that doesn’t have a Facebook account. And even though the minimum age to sign up is 13, many younger kids still have one. If you’re a parent who worries about what your child sees and does on the site, perhaps even to the point of not letting them have an account, you might be interested in Minor Monitor.
This website offers a free service that will monitor your child’s Facebook account. This, of course, requires you to have access to their password, and to install an app on their account. Once you’ve done this, you’ll be able to see things like who is on their friends list, how old these people are, what messages are being sent back-and-forth, and more. It even scans their wall for questionable content, and sends you copies of the pictures that they upload.
I’m not going to go into the moral implications of this service, because people are going to raise their kids how they want. And I’m sure that if a kid has the choice of having a Facebook account that their parents can keep an eye on, and not having one at all, they’d probably go with the former.