I recently read an article about younger children having accounts on Facebook. The minimum age limit for an account on Facebook is 13 yet often we can…

I recently read an article about younger children having accounts on Facebook. The minimum age limit for an account on Facebook is 13 yet often we can find children younger than that on Facebook. Parents shouldn’t be allowing their kids to make accounts at that age, much less making it for them — yet there are parents who do so. Even with the recently so-called “improved” privacy settings, it can still be dangerous for the kid to have a Facebook account — especially if real information is put online including their name, location, and picture which some parents put up for their child. Sure, they might just want their child to join the latest trends but Facebook isn’t really the way to go. The casualness of the security settings as well as the ambiguous “Allow indexing” box in the privacy settings (which really puts your info up on search engines for the world to see) are clear signs that kids and adults alike should be more aware of what they are getting themselves/their kids into. Internet safety anyone? – Vivian

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