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    Really? We did this heaps as kids. Gate to the backyard was padlocked, we were literally 3m from the backdoor and the backdoor was kept unlocked for loo visits

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    My daughter keeps asking me to do it, but like you OP I don't think it's safe. When we did it we had 5 rotties in the back yard, but I still wouldn't do it.

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    My kids have done this several times and, like a pp, the backyard gate is locked and the back door left unlocked.

    The first couple of times MOTH sleep out there too. More than once I wake up to find that they've come inside and bunked down on the couch overnight.

    We often have camping nights in the lounge too and attempt an all night movie screening - they rarely make it much past 11ish.

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    Default Backyard 'Camping'

    I (and this Mum) live in a 'country' town of 48k. Recently there has been an increase in the number of break in's. The crims don't seem to be concerned about where, when or how they get in. Often the occupants have been at home and awake. In addition to this, in recent years there has been an increase in the number of children being approached on the street.

    As far as Facebook is concerned, if a friend likes your picture it can show up on their friends newsfeed. It isn't just your friends who see it. You can control who you are friends with on fb, but you can't control who they are friends with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoTubesNikki View Post

    As far as Facebook is concerned, if a friend likes your picture it can show up on their friends newsfeed. It isn't just your friends who see it. You can control who you are friends with on fb, but you can't control who they are friends with.
    Actually yes you can. I have mine set this way. Even if a friend is tagged in my photo, their friends can't see it unless I'm friends with them as well.

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    Default Backyard 'Camping'

    From my newsfeed, it seems alot of people dont have that set up! Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoTubesNikki View Post
    I (and this Mum) live in a 'country' town of 48k. Recently there has been an increase in the number of break in's. The crims don't seem to be concerned about where, when or how they get in. Often the occupants have been at home and awake. In addition to this, in recent years there has been an increase in the number of children being approached on the street.
    So maybe your kids are safer in the backyard rather than the house or on the street?

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    As far as Facebook is concerned, if a friend likes your picture it can show up on their friends newsfeed. It isn't just your friends who see it. You can control who you are friends with on fb, but you can't control who they are friends with.
    Not if you increase your security to 'Friends Only'. But I wouldn't announce it in FB anyhow until afterwards.

    Please remember your kids are more at risk from people you know and trust than strangers anyhow.

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    Default Backyard 'Camping'

    My kids have done this with their cousins and they are 2 & 5!! I see no problem with it. And I don't have a problem with FB either, I have set my photo & security pretty high so only my friends can see my photos. I'm not going to become paranoid about whether any of my FB friends are paedophiles. Sheesh.

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    Default Backyard 'Camping'

    I don't see an issue at all as long as I felt they were old enough. But I wouldn't put it on FB until after, if at all.

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    My personal profile has the highest security settings I could use. And my friends list is limited. I still wouldn't post that my kids are sleeping outside alone on fb. I live in a good area and I have a very protective and scary looking/sounding dog when she needs to be. That still isn't enough for my kids to me.

    Saying that kids would be safer in the backyard is just ridiculous. That wasn't the point I was making and I'm sure you're quite aware of that


 

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