Mommy Facebook Suit
By: Jacqueline Scott | May 10, 2012 | Opinion, Politics, Technology

I am enjoying reading about lawsuits lately.  Here's the latest one:

A mom in California is suing Facebook because her kid racked up Facebook charges without her permission.  In California, there are laws that prevent minors from buying things online without their parent's permission.  And, on Facebook, you cannot purchase anything if you are under 18 without your parent's permission.  The mother, Glynnis Bohannon, says that this isn't enough and is filing a 5 million dollar lawsuit that I am sure she is looking to turn into a class action lawsuit.  It definitely falls under the side of parental responsibility.  If your child has a Facebook account, they need a credit card to buy Facebook credit.  If the parent gives this credit card information freely to their child, whose fault is it if the child uses it?  And if the parent doesn't check if they deleted the credit card information so the child doesn't use it without their permission, whose fault is it?  I feel as though this mom is looking to blame Facebook instead of looking at herself and her child to blame for the credit card bill.

Jacqueline is the Founder of The Sexy Politico. She's a world traveler - fueled by her love for learning. She has lived in the United States and Eastern Europe, but as of now calls Wuxi, China her home. She's proudly travelled throughout the lower 48 states in America as an army brat, navigated her way from West to East in Europe, and has seen the most urban and rural areas of Southeast Asia. Through all her journeys she managed to double major in Political Science and History w/ a minor in Southeast Asian studies at Northern Illinois University, join the Peace Corps, and teach English to children on three different continents. She has learned a few things along the way she'd like to share as advice to a future world traveller: 1) Always accept a Grandmother's home-cooked meal and 2) Never lose your wits because you never know when or where you'll need them.

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