If your child has you as a friend (on FB) you will see EVERYTHING they post. Btw, you can delete a post. Many people don't know that. Just curiously, do you all think that everyone on the internet can see your FB page? WRONG! Only celebs and stupid people make their pages public! Access to anyone's page is restricted only to those they ALLOW access. I have 2 kids on FB, the 3rd isn't old enough. I see EXACTLY what they post. My oldest is 20. How many mom's know what their 20 yr olds are doing most of the time?
Now, if your kid is on FB and you DON'T have a FB account, THEN I would be concerned. As with anything else (even a message board) online a responsible parent has to stay on their toes. I'd actually be more concerned with my teen son on this very message board than on FB. There are LOTS of things on this board I wouldn't want him to have access to. In his FB group of friends are a bunch of his friends from school, church, optimist football, and his family. Period! On here anyone with access to the internet could setup an account and eventually message him. Nope! That ain't happening! Right now his email account comes into MY Outlook. That's right and that's how it will stay for at least another year or so. On FB only a few people can message him and that's much more safe than him having an account on here.
Btw, how many of you know that someone with a fair amount of computer savvy could trace any one of us down based on our posts here? Yep! Not too difficultly either. 'Nuff said.