Facebook Now Allows Teens to Post Publicly

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Facebook allows Teenagers to Post Publically

Facebook is now allowing teenagers of age 13 to 17 to post publicly and get followers on their profiles. Previously, teens were not allowed to post publicly. They were only able to share content with friends, friends of friends and custom groups. Now teenagers are allowed to post anything they’d like for the whole world to see.

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On a Facebook blog post: “Teens are among the savviest people using of social media, and whether it comes to civic engagement, activism, or their thoughts on a new movie, they want to be heard… While only a small fraction of teens using Facebook might choose to post publicly, this update now gives them the choice to share more broadly, just like on other social media services.”

The change happened on Wed (10/16). It does not affect historical posts.

Can 13-17 Year Olds Discern the Dangers?

We know the dangers of Facebook especially for children. How one bad photo can haunt you for the rest of your life. One piece of information you probably shouldn’t have shared leading to destroyed reputations or even burglary of homes. Inappropriate links shared by other friends. Will 13-17 year olds have the discernment to discriminately know what is publicly appropriate to post on Facebook and what can cause trouble down the line? Do they know how best to protect their privacy?

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  1. I am worrying about the danger of facebook for children, too. I am afraid that they will be more stubborn and lazier when they know how to use facebook. They can even post photos and personal information on it without being aware of the danger.

  2. For me its all depend on how they manage their account on Facebook, A lot of stupid photos and videos are spreading all over the world and if they don’t want to show that image to their profile I suggest to manage it in their setting, even they will get tagged they still have their permission to post it on their page and accept friends only relatives and close friends. When they are at the right age to socialize with other people, this will be the right time to let them think of their own moves and decisions.

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