Until last year, I had thought facebook was a tool for just teenagers and young adults. They grew up with technology that we (40’s-ish) cannot comprehend. Before I got the “aha” about Facebook, I thought that it was for people who wanted to vent about their day. To our teens it’s so much more than that- It’s about identity (their own and everyone else’s). Their Facebook page is an extension of their personalities, with games, pictures (and lots of them), status, friends, a place to vent, likes and dislikes.
What we (40’s-ish) do not understand is how to protect them. They have so much information out there on the net that it could come back to haunt them one day. So I began to look into this and this is what I found: