Recently, I had a conversation with a close friend who’s been having the baby talk with his wife. They are both Facebook junkies. But he’s broached the topic with her that once they have their first child, both of them should deactivate their accounts, because they he doesn’t want their boy or girl ogled by his third-grade crush.
According to a recent study, this friend of mine is swimming upstream. On Sunday, The New York Times mentioned a study by the Internet security firm AVG that said 92 percent of American children have an online presence by the time they’re 2.
My friend’s wife hasn’t warmed to the idea of pulling the Facebook plug. And that, too, seems to match up somewhat with the AVG study. The author of the Times story, Lee Siegel, continued: