Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, blogs, blogs, and more blogs – so much online space, so many questions!

I am delighted to announce that I will be moderating a panel called Negotiating The Parent/Teen Divide Over Social Networking at SXSW Interactive 2010.

See me speak at SXSW 2010 (http://sxsw.com)

I’m very excited about this panel as an opportunity for parents and teenagers to speak directly to the social networking companies about how they negotiate use within the home.

Now, this is a topic that parents vary widely on – some parents give their teenagers free reign on social networking sites, others dramatically limit what they can do, and some even require their teenagers to provide the parents with their passwords.  I will soon be creating a survey about how families negotiate social network use by teenagers, but I’m interested in hearing from my readers first in the comments section:

  1. What are the rules in your house about social networking sites?
  2. How well do these rules work or not work for you and your teenagers or your parents?
  3. Have the rules changed over time?
  4. How knowledgeable are your – or how knowledgeable are your parents – about social media?
  5. And whatever else you think would be interesting or important to me!

I do, by the way, have my own opinions on these matters, and I’m sure I’ll be sharing them with you in more detail as I ponder my panel.  But for right now, I’m interested in what you have to say, so please share!