Under 13 and on facebook [infographic]
Here is this weeks infographic. Do you promote youth ministry communicate to your jr.youth program? A few years ago I was promoting how my youth ministry created a jr.youth facebook page. I quickly realized that it was against the law for students under 13. I made a decision then to not promote facebook communication to preteens. What do you do? Do you promote facebook groups/pages to students under 13?
Here are a few things that stand out:
1. 38% of children under the age of 12 are already on facebook. Here is one reason why some youth pastors have facebook groups for students under 13. 4 in 10 kids at age 12 are on facebook. I personally don’t think this is a great thing, and the fact that facebook allows you on at the age of 13 is almost a rite of passage for teenagers. You can report someone who is under age and facebook will actually delete them!
2. 86% of parents are friends with their child on facebook. This is really encouraging. Of the 86% parents, I would love to know how many parents have their child’s password and checks on their facebook regularly? I am glad that parent are connected, but they need to be more than just connected. Parents need go be intentional about their kids social identity.
What else stands out? Leave a comment below.