Only if I supervised the participation
I would chat with her when I'm feeling particularly snarky, but I wouldn't ever call her on the phone.
No!! Not even if you paid me!
I voted no, but not just because it's this forum. A debate forum isn't the ideal environment for a 13 yr. old to learn about politics. There is just as much inaccurate information on these boards as there is accurate information. At 13 I don't feel that they are entirely capable of distinguishing between the two without having a few years experience of monitoring political issues.
In the case of this forum in particular, if they had access to the posts in the basement I'd definately be against it.
I'd say 16 would would be a more appropriate age for this level of discussion/debate.
I would let my child for the reason of below
* Let's them debate and learn to back up what they say with facts.
* Plus It is not like it is bad for a child to talk or socialize.
* Learn to comprehend the government and understand how things work.
There is a popular Chinese maxim: "The hat is good, the shoes are good. However, if you put the hat on your feet, and the shoes on your head, then both become useless."