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Brookings mom and daughter open about Facebook

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Kelley Wininger and her daughter, Jaimye have the open communication Kelley's always wanted. That's why she trusted Jaimye with a cell phone at just 5 years old.

"I check that phone daily. She doesn't use it after a certain time at night. If she does, she has to ask me. So there are ground rules, I have strict ground rules," Kelley Wininger said.

And those ground rules also go for Jaimye's Facebook page.

"It's a vital tool, I like it. You have to monitor your kids, there are people who are stupid out there," Kelley said.

Jaimye's active in everything from school to friends, cheerleading to pageants. Protecting kids is a priority for most parents, but for Kelley, the importance of it hits close to home.

"When I was 3 years old, I was sexually abused and it holds dear to me. I don't let anything happen to my daughter," Kelley said.

And Jaimye understands that, which is why she's glad her mom gives her freedom, while keeping a close eye.

"I like having her as my friend but when she checks my Facebook page, I feel safer. If she didn't, I wouldn't feel as safe," Jaimye Wininger said.

Sioux Falls Police say we never know when something bad could happen so it's always better to be safe than sorry.

They encourage parents to have open communication with children and keep tabs on who they are friends with and who they're talking to.

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