My son has had a couple of girlfriends since y7, he's in y8 at the mo. They've all been fairly innocent so far, but in the Christmas holidays the current g/f at the time, I hasten to add, as he is now well and truly dumped invited him to the cinema one Saturday afternoon. I wasn't really sure what to say, but he quickly added, its ok her really annoying sister and her friend are coming too. Well I thought, ok it's a busy Sat afternoon, they were going to see a just released must see movie, fair enough, although not particularly happy. OH dropped him off to meet the g/f only to find her mum was accompanying them also, how we did laugh. All that worry, and her mum was there too. Good on her, wish I had been brave enough
On the facebook issue, this has been discussed many times. Yes you have to be 13, but lots of the children are on line - a few tips, make sure you are their 'friend', also get their password so you can check messages etc, as they are too young yet to be let loose in the world of cyber space. Our son joined as he was leaving y6 because he was moving schools and not many of his friends were going to the new school. However when my son decided to break up with his y7 girlfriend, he came in for some terrible stick on facebook, which was upsetting for him, as he was only 11, and the girl's friends were truly vicious.