Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Facebook for Parents

Facebook has become a very large part of many people's lives, both adults and teens!  Like any new thing, the Kids might know more about how to use it then their parents.  Leaving aside the safety risks (which can be minimized) there are ways to allow children/students use it productively.

Larry Magid has created a very comprehensive document called Facebook for Parents.  This document which is updated on a regular basis covers all of the safety and privacy settings for Facebook.  They even include a cheat sheet for suggested settings for teens - Suggested Settings.  There is a lot more information contained in the document, and I think a good read for any parent of a teenager or upcoming teenager!


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