The Collection of Information
No parent wants their children subjected to endless advertisements designed to tug at their innocence. Facebook collects information on its users regarding interests and hobbies and offers that information up to advertisers for big paydays. If advertisers are getting their hands on the information, who else is accessing it? However, Facebook states that they strongly recommend parental oversight in the information their children are sharing on the internet.
The Sharing of Information
Facebook’s privacy stance offers you the ability to make a profile completely private, however, when you’re teen is posting on a site that isn’t private, the information is viewable by anyone. Due to this dilemma, there is never a truly safe and private haven when considering the use of a social networking site. Predators are crafty, and despite Facebook’s best efforts, they can find a way to your children if you rely only on the site’s privacy policies.
There is a certain element of privacy that everyone is entitled to. However, when one posts things on the internet, not even the best of security standards can protect you. If people are having their identities stolen when using secure credit card processing sites, imagine how easy it can be to access information through a social networking site.