Facebook can do many things, even help prevent the spread of sexually transmitted infections. A new study from the University of Colorado, published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine, took a group of Facebook users aged 18 to 24 to see if receiving updates from a sexual health-based page or posting content to a news page made them more likely to wear condoms.
In terms of social media preferences, teenagers have been hard to quantify. A study released recently by youth market research firm Ypulse shows that more teens are bypassing Facebook to check in on Foursquare and post photos and thoughts on Tumblr.
High school students in Australia have become the latest to try to embrace the roots of Facebook, only to run afoul of authorities.
Facebook has 7.5 million users below than the required minimum age of 13. And five million of them are ten or younger.
The stories of teens getting into trouble on or through Facebook seem to be getting more numerous by the day. In the past week, we’ve seen reports of teens having the police called on them for a brawl that broke out at a party advertised on Facebook, and others that were arrested after posting videos of their criminal activity on the popular social network. Yet another teen has been arrested for harassing another user through Facebook. What’s gotten into teenagers these days?
Their actions are nothing new. The platform for sharing their stories, however, is landing some teens in some very hot water. In a now familiar scenario, the police were called to a party that became rowdy when hundreds of teenagers tried to crash an event that was posted on Facebook, according to The Daily Mail. This is the latest in a string of similar situations in the UK where a private party advertised on Facebook reached the masses and led to dangerous fall-outs resulting in injuries and property damages.