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How To Convince Your Parents Into Letting You Get A Facebook?

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When I tried to ask about 2 months ago, I did the wrong thing and begged. DO NOT BEG. Tell your parents that you feel that you are ready to get a facebook. If they say no, tell them some more reasons why it is safe. Tell them that you won't be friends with random people. Tell them that  you have had an internet safety lesson in school.(only if you have actually have had this class)If they say no, ask for their opinions why. Then show them the reasons why their reasons should not be a worry and give them reasons why. If they say no again, ask what age you think would be appropriate. Then end the conversation. Act responsible and maybe a week or two later ask again. If your parents seems angry or annoyed before/during your asking, stop/don't talk about it. Then start doing research. Then prepare what you are going to say. Tellthem they can have your password and all so they can monitor you. Make sure you say if they walk in the room and ask to see what your saying, allow them to look. Because if you still need to ask your parents for a facebook, you shouldn't be saying anything bad that should be kept from your parents anyways. Even if your parents trust you with one, there may come a time when they see your facebook. Make sure you don't use curse words or give bad messages about certain topics. Just remain calm and ask, if they are firm on saying no, stick with the answer. You can get one when you move out.
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Well my parents say it's bad because it causes lots of problems but frankly I don't see why I can't have an account, it's just sad. I'm 13, I skipped a grade, so all my friends are like 14-15, and I feel out of place. I wish my parents were more reasonable.
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And my dad has Facebook
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Jjust say u want to use it to talk to your friends
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My mum doesnt want me to have Facebook either :/ My dad has it and he is more happy for me to get it than my mum but still dosent think I should have it even tho I am 13!! Everyone in my class other than me have Facebook and it makes you feel different if you don't have what everyone else has.
I beg usually, but trust me, its not worth it! My mum wont even let me have msn so to be honest I don't think I'll be getting facebook for a while. I ask about every 3days but my mum and dad get annoyed and they say "its not the right time at the moment!",  "no", "you'll spend too much time on it" or say "you asked me that the other day"! So ask every week not everyday. And don't beg please don't beg it will ruin your chances. I always say id understand if I was under the age but as I'm not then it seems unfair. I see al her points yes, but she never listens to my points. I just hope that they can see 'In the modern world with its focus on game consoles, internet and chat rooms, websites like Facebook, Bebo and Myspace play an important part in many young people's lives.' < a saying.
I think if you promise to help around the house, do your homework, have limited hours or something like that. They might consider your that you are mature.
I think you should tell them about it and show them through all the steps of making an account and tell them that you know about safety and that you wont add random people you don't know.
Well I hope that helped a bit, goodluck!
I'm still trying to persuade my parents too remember!
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I really want Facebook too! I'm a bit too young by like a year or two but all my friends have it by faking their age! I read on this website that you have to just stay calm and not ask everyday day or minute, just like every few days or weeks - if you keep asking them over and over then they will get annoyed and they will say no and thats it, your not getting it! Try creating a powerpoint presentation about why you want it, why it would be good for you and about it's safety and all that. If you have friends who have it ask them how they convinced their parents to get it and if that doesn't work or appeal to you, ask them about it and talk about why it benefits them!

I hope this helps! Xx
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Well tell them that you can set it on a privacy setting and that facebook is a very safe sight. I know how you feel. Ive done almost everything into letting my dad let me have a facebook. I still havent gotten answer. Try helping around the house or doing what they tell you to do. If all doesnt work then wait a lil while or maybe when you get older. I know that maybe you hate waiting but maybe patience is all that is needed in this situation. Good luck
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I really want a Facebook too, I don't know why parents make such big deal of it, they say I'm too young but alot of kids in my classroom have one its not fair... If I sneak it ,my older siblings may find out... I hope I get one on my thirteenth birthday.

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Try not to beg or plead. It never works and sometimes when you beg or plead they think you aren't mature so do once every month and do a good deed around the house like mop or do the dishes when they are home. Also, say that if you have one and your friends have one you cans say that you can ask your friends for homework. And also you can put it as only your friends and family can see it or just you. I am planning on getting one and my dad said yes but I am not sure so I am going to ask him one more time.
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My parents are the same. I'm 14 now and my mum is sorta leaning towards the idea because she has Facebook and knows how private you can make it. Same with my dad too, he is a little more allowing with these things, unlike my mum, it's seems like she wants to keep me banned from the world forever. I just have a few simple steps that might help! I'm in the process of working up the courage to ask my parents, and I have seen things like this

1. Make sure your parents are in a good mood! If they're mad, it's not gonna help, maybe ask them after you have achieved something great in school! Like an award or good grade on a test, assignment or report!

2. Sit both of your parents down TOGETHER! One surefire way to get shot down is by asking your parents separately. Most parents make decisions together, so proposing the idea to them both at the same time will hopefully provoke thought!

3. Be mature about the situation! If you are mature about it, your chances will skyrocket. Don't play the "everyone else has it" card, and definitely don't beg and annoy! State the reasons why you think you should have Facebook, and talk about the perks, and also maybe give them your account password and "friend" them.

4. Tell them that you understand the dangers! Social media these days is not just used by good people, but also by bad. Assure them that you will only friend people you know well and you won't talk to random people and give out personal information. Also tell them that your privacy settings will be all on max!

5. Hear them out! This is one of the most important points! You need to listen to what they have to say, just like you want them to listen to you. Always listen to their opinions, because sometimes, they might be right! If they say no, ask them why they don't want you to have it, so it makes thing a lot clearer for you. It could be that they think you are immature or just not the right age.

Hope this helped!

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I also want a facebook. I asked my mom for a long time now and she finally 90% gave in. Now I got to get my dad to say yes. I guilted my mom into letting me have one and telling her I'm disconnected from ppl. I also reminded her of my 98 average in school and how I'm in accelerated classes.  But what really pushed her was when my bff got one. My bff's mom is really protective and our moms actually talked about it both agreed no (a couple of months ago) but now she got one so I said to my mom. Even my bff has one and you know her mom is protective! You know how adults sometimes don't want to understand or get a completly different idea of facebook that what it actually is. Don't ask ever 5 minuted and don't scream of yell. Ask about every 2 hours. Sound matureish. And say I'm trustworthy and stuff like that tell her about the privacy settings.
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Thats kinda the same for me, except i got my mother to say i can get one, but my father is the one that wont let me. I told him that many of my friends dont have cell phones and that, that would be the only way of contacting them. He says that its stupid to have a cell phone, email, and facebook. I'm trying super hard to convince him and he said he will look into it, but hes super buzy with yardwork, payments,etc. All my friends have one and i feel out of the gossip. Help me if you hav any advic
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Well.... I know how you feel, I'm trying to get a facebook to... It looks so fun. I think you should explain to them the benefits of having a facebook and tell them that your aware that facebook isent the safest thing on the planet!! But you will try your best to keep your self as safe as possible and not give out info to strangers that can be useful to them. Also, set up some rules, give your self a limit, ex. I can only be on 1 hour a day, only alowed AFTER all my homework has been completed to my best. And offer to help around the house. Remember (and trust me on this one) parents get annoyed when you ask the same thing over and over again, so try asking every OTHER day, and in the days you are not asking them, plan what you are going to say!! Good luck, I hope I get one!!
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My parents are heaps bad about that too, well, my dad is. I ask him and he says no. I had to sneak MSN and my dad's still upset and he always says "I don't like that photo there," and I have to explain only my friends see it. Maybe write your parents a letter to say what you actually want to do and everything. They will let you soon, and if they cut you off just sit down and say you'll have it on PRIVATE and ONLY FRIENDS. It'll be easier then sneaking it. Don't, because your parents can delete it. And your going against your parents, and they might just take it off you or ban that website. Good luck,xxoo
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Let your parents know how you really feel. Maybe if you are open to them then they will think that you are ready for one!!!:-)
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I really need help with this too.  My parents have accounts, I can't sneak it, I wouldn't even want to, its awful.  I really want it and literally everyone of my friends have it and always tell me I should get it but my mom says she's getting spam emails from it so she doesn't want me to get it so that my computer doesnt crash, please, its really embarassing. Everyone in all my classes have it.  I'm 14, I want to keep in touch with friends I don't see all the time!
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Don't beg it never works,were making a powerpoint to advice and help my mum let us on facebook:D
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Idkk, my parents don't let me have  Facebook.  I tried to sneak a myspace and my mom found it and made me delete it. She was really dissapointed in me too. Its so frustrating. All my friends have em and I'm the only one who doesnt.

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