While playing a game on facebook (Backyard monsters. Excellent game actually. Love it to bits), a 12 year old girl contacted me for a "truce". I spoke quite kindly I think so she started to want to chit chat.
"At your age, your parents may want to know who you talk to on the internet. Please let them when you talk to strangers and let them read your messages from time to time if you can," I cautioned.
"Thanks, I'm very carefull."
That made me think of something else though....
My friends from my field of work (they're old enough to be my aunt) were concerned that I live with my significant other after only a year of being a couple.
"Would you like it if that was your daughter?"
I said I'd be fine with it. After all, my significant other is 34 years old. That didn't change their minds though.
After the short exchange with the 12 year old though, I started to wonder a little though.
"Living together changes the expectations," they said.
Dear readers, what are your thoughts on this?
More on Backyard Monsters:
"Backyard Monsters is a good game. This shouldn’t surprise anyone familiar with Casual Collective’s track record as a publisher, but it’s still surprising given how far above and beyond expectations the game goes relative to the Facebook platform. Backyard Monsters plays better and looks better than Nintendo DS games sold at retail. To release a game of this caliber for free on Facebook is a real achievement." - Gamezebo