Six out of 10 teens have witnessed cruel behavior online, and 93 percent of those who have said it took place on Facebook, according to the results of a new study by McAfee, which also found that only one out of four parents is aware of that behavior.
As Facebook considers letting kids younger than 13 create accounts, the Center for Digital Democracy sent a letter to Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, pleading for the social network to not collect youngsters’ personal information if they are allowed to join.
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.
Parents and their kids play a cat-and-mouse game on Facebook: The former tries to keep tab on the latter, which responds by running faster, prompting the former to do the same. Kids know that their parents are watching and think that ignoring their folks’ friend requests takes care of the problem. Parents realize that they’re being ignored and get desperate. Desperation leads to the kinds of behavior unearthed in a survey by security software maker AVG.
Tommy Jordan introduced a new type of parental control for his 15-year-old daughter’s Facebook usage, of the 45-caliber variety.
If you’re a parent and noticed your kids were going to CD5 before they GNOC in a post on Facebook, you should check out this list of social media terms that could help decipher a message they may not want you to know.
Pretty sneaky, mom: While 90 percent of mothers are friends with their children on Facebook, 46 percent of them restrict their kids’ access to their profiles, according to a study by the publisher of Parenting and Babytalk magazines and Parenting.com.
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