Facebook is on Age Patrol
Hardly a day goes by without some media outlet mentioning Facebook. Today's FB mention is about booting 20,000 underage children per day from the Social Media megalith.
By now everybody that watches movies and TV has at least heard of Facebook, add the scores of newbies signing up and I'm pretty sure most of our digital age planet is aware of Social Networking in one form or another.
What about our children one might ask? According to a study done by Pew Internet a American life project, nearly half of all 12 year olds in the US have Facebook accounts even though they're not supposed to according to FB's own rules.
These facts are disturbing and begs the question, what are all these underage children doing on computers un-monitored, free roaming cyber world, networking with possible pedophiles posing as children? The answer, whatever they like. As harsh as that may sound, I can count on one hand the clients that have me setup security protocols for their computers that alert adults to their children's browsing habits, chat transcripts and search patterns.
Why you ask? Because we trust our kids! I have nothing against trusting children in fact I used to be one a long time ago. It's that very fact that had me routing all computer and phone activity through the home server so I could watch, read and listen at any given moment what my daughter and her friends were up to. I know that sounds terrible but making sure my child deserves the trust we placed in her seemed like a number one priority and more importantly a window into what kind of child we were raising.
Picture if you will roving bands of Facebook techies sifting through the countless accounts and deleting the underage users to the tune of 20,000 users a day. My guess is for every account they delete ten underage users stealth by.Continued on the next page