There are other social networking sites that are more age appropriate for your child. In fact, the rules of Facebook say that only people ages 13 and older are allowed to have a Facebook account. But to get around the rule, you simply put a fake birthday, which many tweens do.
If you really want your child on a social networking site, check out some of these others, and see if they would be better for your child than the big Facebook!
The link on the title takes you to a list by Commonsense Media that has a description of each of the 10 alternatives. Here are the names of the top 3 and there age appropriateness.
1. My Secret Circle - ages 8+
2. Yoursphere - ages 9+
3. Facechipz - ages 10+
I posted these not because I endorse them, but to let you know there are other options for kids. Parents need take time to learn the options and then make an informed, deliberate decision about what technology they want their children to be participating in.