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4 Common Risks Kids Face While Using Facebook

Spy Phone at       Sep 20 2020 7:24PM

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4 Common Risks Kids Face While Using Facebook
Facebook is the most widely-used social media platform in the world with plenty of users of all ages, including children and teens. According to Pew Research Center, 72 percent of kids and teens use Facebook.
Like any other online platform, Facebook comes with its set of risks too. Here are the four most common Facebook risks kids face.
• Facebook is not really private
When you make a Facebook account, your account is set on public by default. Even though you have the option to change it to private, many kids are not aware of this option, or they do not care because they don’t understand the risks. Besides, age verification doesn’t really do anything to protect your kids online because they can easily lie about their age.
• Posting something they would later regret
Kids and teens are often impulsive and may post things that they would later regret. These include any type of harmful content related to cyberbullying, sexually explicit posts, using abusive languages, etc. Checking social media has become an integral part of background checks and posting these kinds of contents can really harm your child’s chances of getting into a good school, college, award program, internship, or job.
• The dangers of accepting friend requests
Having many Facebook friends is seen as a sign of popularity among kids and teens, which leads to them accepting all friend requests they receive, even if it is from someone they do not know in real life. You may think what’s the harm in that if it’s not real life, but the risks are very real.
When kids accept friend requests from strangers, that “friend” has access to everything they share on their profile including personal information and the ability to chat with them. This exposes your child to many common online dangers.
• Scams and online kidnapping
Online kidnapping is basically online identity theft where scammers steal your personal information and pretend to be you. Unfortunately, many kids especially below the age of 18 are 35 to 51 percent more likely to be the target or victims in these kinds of online scams, according to data provided by AARP.
One of the most online scams targeting children is the stealing of their social security number and using it to open fraudulent bank accounts and credit card accounts.
Knowing the risks that your kid faces on Facebook allows you to take precautionary measures. One such measure is using child protection app such as spy phone, phone tracker, and spy phone app.

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