“Playground” risks

Facebook has expanded their safety center (link below) but online security remains a major issue.

According to data released last week, tweens and teens in the UK don’t really understand their online risks.  Although the research was done with 25,000 kids in Great Britain, I’m guessing US-based data would show similar results. (link below)

A word of caution:  social media is still emerging, evolving and changing.  It’s a fabulous new playground!  But even with increased online safety settings and controls, we must alert kids to dangers that are all too real.

http://www.facebook.com/safety

http://socialtimes.com/eu-report-on-childrens-social-media-safety-the-kids-arent-alright_b58537

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