I am, apparently, an overprotective parent. I do not let my 8 year old ride her bike around the neighborhood alone. I also see no point in my 8 year old having a Facebook page. Am I in the minority? I ask these things because I see them happen on a daily basis. My daughter has friends who show up on our doorstep on their bikes wanting to know if they can play. If we are home, they come in and play and don’t have to call their parents to say where they are, or let them know that we are home. They have a curfew, but don’t wear watches and don’t have a cell phone. I wonder what they do when they stop and we’re not home. Do they ride their bikes around for the next hour and a half? Do they stop by other friends’ houses to play? If they don’t go back home, how do they know what time it is? My daughter is still learning how to ride her bike down the street without getting run over, so I cannot imagine just letting her run free. I also don’t understand what an 8 year old has to do on Facebook. Her friends don’t need to know what she’s doing. She doesn’t take a lot of pictures. She doesn’t have a phone with internet. So are her friends actually on Facebook? Or do their parents run their pages to share pictures and stories of their children? If so, why can’t they just share stuff on their page? I can’t imagine my daughter having a need for her own Facebook page yet, let alone having the time for one. I also don’t have the time to sit and police what she does on Facebook. And you know I’d have to police what she does on Facebook because I’m so overprotective. Am I?