With testing of Facebook’s new graph search feature in full swing, the social network took steps to reassure parents of teens that their children are not at risk, outlining steps that were taken to protect users aged 13 to 17.
Despite statistics showing that more college admissions officers, as well as hiring managers, check applicants’ Facebook pages, many teenagers are still lax about social media security, continuing to post content that is detrimental to their online reputation. Michael P. Grace, president and CEO of Virallock, spoke with AllFacebook about the mistakes that high school and college students are making on Facebook and how they can clean up their acts for a better future.
Teenagers are using all kinds of social networks nowadays — Tumblr, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter — but they’re not really flocking to one exclusively. It seems like every month, a study shows that teens favor one social media site over another. Now a new study from Piper Jaffray claims that Facebook has beaten Twitter as the hot social network du jour.
Cyber-bullying has become a major problem among teenagers, so many of whom have a presence on Facebook or other social media sites. Secure.me, which works to make social media a safer place, released some tips Monday for parents of teens on Facebook in the spirit of National Bullying Awareness Month, in an effort to prevent them from being cyberbullying targets.
Attention, kids on Facebook: Big Brother may be watching your activity on the social network. If your parents are concerned enough to pay for its service, Big Brother comes in the form of SociallyActive.
A Platform for Good, a new online resource from the Family Online Safety Institute aimed at parents, teachers, and teens, launched Wednesday after being initially announced in February, and FOSI member Facebook plugged the launch in a note on the Facebook Safety page.
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.
The teenage demographic has been one of the hardest to figure out in terms of how they interact with Facebook and other social media sites. A comprehensive study by Common Sense Media shows that 68 percent of teens polled said that Facebook is their main social networking site. Interestingly enough, 36 percent wished they could go back to a time before Facebook.