Children on Facebook

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Children on Facebook
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February 27, 2013

What is the problem?
Bullying, Stalking, Unrealistic expectations, Skewed Realities, and Misunderstandings these are the problems that plague Social Networking Sites. These problems have always existed in the world, but now only have recently appeared in social networking sites. Early iterations of social networking sites appeared in the mid to late 90’s sites like Gecocites and Tripod, and Theglobe allowed users to create little communities within their domain (Kawkins, 2011). Other sites stated adding new features to make it easy to quickly add new friend’s base on what friends the user has as friends on their account. Flash forward to the year early 2000’s, MySpace has been fighting legal issues for privacy violations and a new Social Networking Site has been created called Facebook. With so many social networking sites why make Facebook a target? The answer is simple and the most integrated into everyone’s lives is simply the biggest one of them all. A user cannot even go to most sites without the site asking the user if user wants to link the Facebook account to their site. Some websites even requires the user to have a Facebook account to even use there site. They do this for two main reasons, to collect information on users and all friends list and to get advisements post to try to get even more contracts and most people do not even notice what is happening. Most people use Facebook because it makes it easy to stay in contact with friends and family, but what if they want their children to have same capabilities. Therein lies a problem, similar with most machines people understand that it works but not how it works. The problems that arise dose not only pertains to children but can be applied to anyone that use mediums such as Facebook. Accordantly to COPPA children under the age of 13 cannot use social networking site because it is hard to maintain the...
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