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    Found homeschoogle.com but that place is for the most part deserted although there are quite a few people signed up on it. I dont want to allow my 9 year old onto facebook. Are there any predominately homeschool soial networks out there? A friend of mine said his cousin used to use something called fusefly but that site is closed.

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    I'm not knowledgeable in these areas but I've picked up that a lot of homeschool kids seem to play Minecraft online with other kids. I don't know of any social sites but it seems like they must be out there.

    Good luck!

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    I've seen these pop up here and there, esp for teens, and they dont stick. first of all, there's the whole religious/secular division in the homeschool community, some people wont let their kids on line and others have free reign. My 10 yo wont have fb until he's 13, but I did make a joint google account with him, so he has friends he emails with and google-chats with, and then he got a skype account so he can talk to friends while playing minecraft. He mostly has 2 friends he chats with on line.
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    I know this is waay old, but in case you are still looking, you can check out homeschoolhub.net

    It is fairly new but it is a working networking site. You can set up a profile and find other homeschooling families based on their teaching styles and stuff. Makes it easier to find a fit to your homeschooling needs.

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    It wasn't that long ago that I tried to set one up for SHS kids on forumotion and I still have the domain, but it is rather problematic. I was able to move ds9's best SHS friend into a more active kids' forum that I also moderate, but I think that was just good luck on our part. She was a good fit for the other group, but they aren't all secular, they all have parents who self-identify as "working class", although that term means different things to different families, and they're pretty close knit so it really only worked because some of the kids there already knew the SHS kid and she's just that great.

    To further complicate matters, my kid needs other Free Software peeps to hang out with. He did great with a troll on Minetest last night and he probably did better than me in tactfully encouraging a Minecraft user to ask her mother if she could download Minetest and at least see what it was like. I still wouldn't trust him around the Windows/Facebook/Skype/Google crowd unless you're cool with your kid blowing away a gazillion dollars worth of proprietary software and being proud of it.

    That's my boy.

    No forums except my own for him until he's thirteen either, but he has friends all over the globe who he talks to on IRC and carefully vetted "cyberbabysitters" who have his back and teach him cool stuff in exchange for more practice with their English than any adult native speaker can realistically give a college aged cyberfriend.

    I'd love for him to have another homeschooling friend, especially one exactly his age but since you already closed the window and dismissed me as a nutcase the minute you saw I not only use that weird hacker Lennock's thing but I also spell it the same way Richard Stallman, the creator of the free software movement and the operating system called Gnu that is using Linus Torvald's Linux kernel for now until the Hurd kernel is mature, does I'm really just talking to myself right now, aren't I?

    Wait....do you like vegan food? My kid likes vegan bean dip.....hey...come back.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan View Post
    Found homeschoogle.com but that place is for the most part deserted although there are quite a few people signed up on it. I dont want to allow my 9 year old onto facebook. Are there any predominately homeschool soial networks out there? A friend of mine said his cousin used to use something called fusefly but that site is closed.
    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisC View Post
    I know this is waay old, but in case you are still looking, you can check out homeschoolhub.net

    It is fairly new but it is a working networking site. You can set up a profile and find other homeschooling families based on their teaching styles and stuff. Makes it easier to find a fit to your homeschooling needs.
    Pardon me for lighting a match, saying a prayer, and running right out the door, but I had insomnia and was curious so I downloaded that from TPB last night and laughed so hard!!!! I wanted to wash my Live TAILS DVD off with bleach!!!

    Been there done that; do yourselves a favour and buy a T shirt instead!

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