I'm feeling awful and need to get this off my chest.
My daughter is 9 and has a FB account, not in her actual name but a pseudonym. She has family on there and a few people from school.
I know the age is 13+ for FB, but I told myself that she'd be OK on there, use it for games and it would help her socially (she had a bad time in year 4 with friendships so I thought this would help her).
It is in my email address so I get notifications into my email account, and I supervise her while she's on there.
Well yesterday I got a notification of a message so I went on and had a look. She has been messaging a girl in her class while she was at another friends house last week, and had randomly said to her 'I hate you' a few times.
This is so out of character and weird. I actually can't believe she did it. But she did, and I have now deactivated her account.
I feel so bad for this other girl who was upset and told her mum. I then got a call from the school yesterday while I was out, no message was left - and I just know it must be that the mum has complained to the school.
It's such a mess, and what it boils down to is I was stupid thinking my 9 year old would be OK on FB.
Feeling like a crap mum.
Has anyone else been through similar?