Not a week goes by without another story of an adult doing something colossally stupid on social media and paying the price. So why in the world did Facebook think it advisable to allow 13-year-old kids to make their pictures and status updates public?
The timing could not have been worse. Two prominent writers have very publicly announced they're quitting Facebook, back-to-back, as the social network itself is embattled in a struggle to convince its youngest users Facebook is still "cool."
It would certainly change the culture of deception that leads kids and many of their parents to lie about their dates of birth to join social networking sites in the first place and provide a much safer environment for tweens who are already there in droves.