You must be at least 13 years old to join Facebook, but many kids bypass that rule, often with help from their parents. That may not be the best idea, according to blog Babysitting Jobs, which offered 10 reasons why parents should not let their preteen offspring have accounts on the social network.
President Barack Obama touched on a wide range of subjects in an effort to court young voters Friday in a live interview with MTV from the White House, called “Ask Obama Live: An Interview with the President.”
Facebook’s trademark color has always been (and will likely always be) blue. However, on Friday, the social network will turn select national pages purple as it joins Tumblr and Yahoo in support of gay youth on Spirit Day.
The words “back to school” make some kids even more unhappy than others, as returning to the classroom often coincides with returning to being the victim of bullying, and a recent study by McAfee found that Facebook is the most prominent vehicle of the cyber form of such behavior.
Facebook has long been adamant about preventing cyberbullying, and the company announced recently that more controls are in place so teens can feel safer on the social network.
According to published reports, Facebook is testing technology aimed at scrapping its oft-ignored minimum age of 13 and allowing younger kids to join the social network, albeit with parental supervision.