FACEBOOK APP DETAILS:
Description: With over 1 billion users, 350 million photos uploaded daily (over 250 billion to date!) it is the king of social media. It can be used through the app or through the web.
Category: Social Media
APP Store rating: 4+ which applies to websites and online services that collect personal information. Additionally, according to Apple’s own rules, any app that allows unrestricted web access receives an automatic 17+ rating. Facebook does allow unrestricted web access.
WHAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FACEBOOK:
Privacy is Mostly Possible – both privacy and exposure to inappropriate content should be on parents’ radar. Repeat after me: THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS PRIVACY ON THE WEB! Facebook feeds off sharing its users’ information with each other. Teenagers typically overshare private information, so parents must have intentional conversations around what should and shouldn’t be shared. Information that parents might suggest keeping off Facebook includes birth date, home address, and their real phone number. Facebook is genius at gathering all of that personal information and selling it to everyone.
Look Hard Enough and You Will Find It – there are also endless numbers of inappropriate people, photos, pages, and apps that can be accessed through Facebook with a simple search. Actual Adult Content isn’t in plain sight but can be found.
Unfiltered Internet Access – The major search engines have a company page on Facebook, and also have their URL’s on the company pages. Through these URL’s in Facebook, e.g., www.google.com, users have unfiltered access to the web. Parents must be aware of this.
Location Sharing – we share too much information about our location with the social media world.
Ready to delete your personal page, your group or other page?
- Go to https://m.facebook.com/account/delete
- Click “delete my account”
- Do not log back into Facebook and wait 14 days for the deletion request to complete