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Facebook Privacy For Teens: 5 Facts
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Ariella
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Ariella,
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11/18/2013 | 5:42:36 PM
re: Facebook Privacy For Teens: 5 Facts
@Thomas I was thinking the exact same thing! Many adults feel all too safe on FB, thinking that what they intend to share only with their friends remains only with their friends. In truth much of what is posted on the social network can be mined even if your friends don't pass on what you post. 
Ariella
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Ariella,
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11/18/2013 | 5:40:56 PM
re: Facebook Privacy For Teens: 5 Facts
@ACM there are some social network designed expressly for younger kids (those under 13 who are subject to COPPA regulations) that do that. You can see a list of them here.
Drew Conry-Murray
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Drew Conry-Murray,
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10/18/2013 | 9:22:12 PM
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There's gotta be some good startup money available for a service that helps parents manage all the insane controls (or lack thereof) on their kids' social media platforms.
sfreeves
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sfreeves,
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10/18/2013 | 4:19:02 PM
re: Facebook Privacy For Teens: 5 Facts
AS Facebook and LinkedIn are both social platforms I do not believe that they serve the same purpose. LinkedIn is professional connections site for marketing yourself to potential future employers or to maintain professional contacts. I agree that LinkedIn is now allowing teens, but Facebook to change settings based off of what LinkedIn is doing does not make sense to me. Facebook is a social, in all of the sense of social, platform that allows people to maintain friend relationships.
Many professionals try to keep their Facebook audience and their LinkedIn audience separate. I personally maintain professional relationships and am connected to coworkers on LinkedIn, but I am not friends with any coworkers on Facebook.
Majority of teens are not thinking about what they are posting about on Facebook could hurt them 5 to 10 years down the road. I believe that teens need to get off the social media sites and get out there in the world to connect with friends and make new friends.
With as much cyber-bullying for teens that is going on I believe that with these new changes to Facebook will increase the accounts of cyber-bullying. Parents will certainly need to play a key role in informing and teaching their kids the impact of social media on their self-image.
Thomas Claburn
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Thomas Claburn,
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10/17/2013 | 8:10:44 PM
re: Facebook Privacy For Teens: 5 Facts
Adults should get the privacy protections teens receive.
Laurianne
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Laurianne,
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10/17/2013 | 5:16:20 PM
re: Facebook Privacy For Teens: 5 Facts
Competitive pressure from LinkedIn for teen pages? That doesn't ring very true to me.

FB can't make teens play wisely or nicely online, and that's not its job. But now parents will have to be much more vigilant about teen FB use. That's not going to create good feelings about FB from parents. This one could backfire on FB.


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