It’s also the place we all learn of the official relationship beginning and endings for all the nieces and nephews. My sister-in-law messaged me to say that she noticed my daughter was in a relationship.
While my family has successfully connected on FB, this is not the place for teens or tweens to show their independence. If your kids want to get on Facebook, you need to supervise everything about it. Everything. Facebook can be a landmine of trouble for young adults. Here’s a guide for parents. And another from FB. If you don’t know how to restrict usage, get a geek to help you, and I’m not kidding.
My youngest is 20 and never got on Facebook because so many kids posted really awful things. Here’s a guide to Facebook etiquette. And remember, your kids can connect on their phones too. Supervise usage of all Internet for your kids.