I'm just a tad perturbed this morning. Yesterday Elijah informed me that his Facebook account had been disabled by the Facebook people themselves because he is homeschooled. I just couldn't believe it, so I tried to log in to his account and sure enough, there was the notice saying it had been disabled because he is homeschooled. I read all the FAQs about the subject, and found that, in an effort to keep Facebook a "safe" place, they verify the schools that kids claim to be enrolled in, and since you can't really verify a homeschool, they just disable those accounts. Except that all of his homeschooled friends also have Facebook accounts and none of the others were deleted. I'm trying not to get all mother-bearish here. After all, it IS just a Facebook. On the other hand, it IS how he keeps in touch with friends and siblings who live far away, and he DOES have my permission to have it, and I DO frequent my kids' Facebooks to keep an eye on things and generally be an adult presence.
So I wrote to the powers that be, asking how a homeschooled kid could have a Facebook with his parents' permission, without lying about his age or school as I know some kids do. I'll let you know what I find out.
In other news, day two of the yardwork marathon commences. If I can still function at the end of this, I'll see you tomorrow.
Be thankful ~