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5 Ways to Keep Your Teens Safe on Facebook

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 06.02.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I believe that parents get overly-enthusiastic about monitoring their kids' grades to the exclusion of what goes on in their technological worlds.

The 5 Million Kids Who Aren't Suppose To Be On Facebook

Reuters | Posted 11.19.2012 | Technology

* Facebook kicked off 800,000 kids in a year * Experts say it's easy to game Facebook's system * COPPA law is aimed at p...

Facebook Builds Reporting Tools to Encourage 'Compassion'

Larry Magid | Posted 09.18.2012 | Technology
Larry Magid

Working with researchers from Yale, Berkeley and Columbia University, Arturo Bejar and his team are tasked with improving the tools that enable Facebook users to report and resolve problems.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Online Safety

Larry Magid | Posted 02.17.2012 | Technology
Larry Magid answers questions about Internet safety I've been working in the online safety field since 1993 when I wrote Child Safety on the Inform...

Bianca Bosker

Facebook Unveils 'Guardian Angels' | Bianca Bosker | Posted 12.27.2011 | Technology

Facebook is introducing two new security features that will allow users to create passwords for third-party applications and to turn to their friends ...

It's Time for Facebook to Grow Up

Jeff Fox | Posted 07.10.2011 | Technology
Jeff Fox

Children are at risk. Of the 20 million minors who actively used Facebook in the past year, 7.5 million -- or more than one-third -- were younger than 13.

New Facebook Safety Center Helps, But Safety Remains a Shared Responsibility

Larry Magid | Posted 06.19.2011 | Technology
Larry Magid

Online companies can do things behind the scenes to try to keep their members as safe as possible, but they can't protect people from themselves -- much like a seat-belt is no substitute for safe driving.

What Facebook's New Security Tools Mean For You

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 08.09.2011 | Technology

Facebook on Tuesday introduced a suite of security tools aimed at helping users stay safe while socializing online. The Facebook Blog details the...

What Facebook's New Security Features Mean For You

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

A day after Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook page was hacked, Facebook has rolled out a set of new security features. There are some important changes that...

WARNING: What Not To Post On Facebook

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith and Bianca Bosker | Posted 02.13.2014 | Technology

According to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the company's unofficial mission is to make "the world more open and connected." But there are limits to ho...

What NOT To Tell Facebook Friends | Posted 02.13.2014 | Technology

In a recent Bucks post, "Don't Tell Facebook Friends That You're Going Away," Ron Lieber advised readers not to share their vacation status or birthda...

Facebook Must Install Panic, Says Child Safety Chief

Telegraph | Published: 6:30AM BST 13 Apr 2010 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Facebook has been told it must "turn words into action" following a meeting over the site's refusal to install a child safety "panic" button. ...

Detox Your Kids from Screen Addiction

Kari Henley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

If you are brave enough, I recommend taking on a "no-screen week" as a powerful tool to help children reset their biological batteries.

John Forehand: Man 'Asked Teen Daughter For Sex On Facebook' (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

See photos and video below A Pennsylvania father has been arrested for allegedly asking his teen daughter for sex over Facebook. John Forehand, 39,...

Facebook Safety Board Created To Defend Against Sex Offenders

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

PALO ALTO, Calif. — Social networking site Facebook on Monday said it is creating a global safety advisory board to protect its users against on...