As adults we grew up without the technology that we have been blessed with and cursed with today. As adults we have a responsibility to safely and successfully aid the child in the self-construction of their emotional and mental bodies. The Montessori classroom gives the child the tools and environment to work and socialize. The same should be true at home. There is so much to do in the household.
Being on Facebook or twitter is like dropping a child off in the world and saying "hey, you can go fend for yourself now." There are all sorts of things that can go wrong no matter how well you prepare them. If you have experienced your child making a bad choice on these sites, it is just as much if not more so the adults responsibility. It is not even close to the same thing as teaching your child to look both ways before crossing the street to your neighbors house. I would like to suggest a couple of questions to ask when making a decion like this. How does this best supports my child's needs? What are the chances of them making a bad/dangerous choice? What would be a better way to aid in the self-construction of my child?
As always I look forward to your feedback and comments.