Facebook: Helpful Links

A Parents Guide to Facebook

Facebook Safety: http://www.facebook.com/help/?safety
Privacy Explained: http://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation.php
Facebook Top Questions, (including reporting underage user): http://www.facebook.com/help/?page=937

Facebook Bible: Everything You Need to Know About Facebook

Our Facebook guide delivers expert analysis on the latest Facebook developments, helpful tips, tricks and how-tos, and the latest updates on privacy, Facebook apps and more.

10 Privacy Settings Every Facebook User Should Know

Find out how to better protect yourself online with these 10 privacy features. From your friends list, to photo albums, to photo-tagging….What you need to know about the dangers and securities of facebook.

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Seven Facebook Privacy Facts to Remember

1. Facebook Applications & You: Applications on Facebook can pull certain user information from friends of the people using the application. Previously, users could choose to “not share any information about me through the Facebook API.”Now, information deemed public—namely your profile picture, name, city and networks—is available to developers of any apps you or your friends use. However, you can change the settings to prevent other information from being shared by going into the “What your friends can share about you” section of the “Applications and Websites” category in “Privacy Settings.”

2. Limiting Access to Friends’ List: Facebook has changed things to allow users to hide their list of friends. The “View Friends” link has been removed from search results, and users can choose to hide their friends’ list on their profile page by unchecking “Show my friends on my profile.”

3. Controlling Access to Content: You can choose who can view any piece of content that you post on your profile. The first time you post with this new control, you’ll get a message on how to use it.

4. Controlling Who Contacts You: You can limit the ability of others to contact you by changing the “Privacy Settings” on your profile. Click “Contact Information” and scroll down the list and make whatever changes you like.

5. Conceal Your Profile from Web Searches: To make sure any personal pictures or messages posted on your profile do not pop up on Google or other search engines, click on the “search” option under “Privacy Settings” and make the change.

6. Recommended Settings: One of the issues that got the strongest negative reaction from users was that Facebook’s transition tool’s recommended settings reduced privacy levels to the lowest possible levels. This is fixable, however, just by clicking to change the settings back to their original levels.

7. Everyone, Everywhere: The “Everyone” setting means exactly that—everyone. This is the lowest possible setting from a privacy perspective, giving anyone the ability to view your information.

Facebook and college admissions:

It’s a bad idea to post dicey photos or racy prose on social networking sites, no matter how private teens may think they are. According to a 2008 Kaplan study, one in 10 college admissions officers routinely check out college applicants’ Facebook and MySpace pages. And some 38% of them found posts and pictures that reflected poorly on those prospective students. It wasn’t even necessarily that they’d posted provocative or hard partying photos. In some cases, students had simply written disparagingly about the campuses they toured.

 

Facebook does right thing, listens to disgruntled feedback

With every Facebook redesign come the inevitable subset of users who fear change. This time around, protesters may have had a point, and the social network has listened and responded with a number tweaks designed to appease the masses.

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View Facebook’s Privacy Information for Parents

Report an Underage User

If you would like to Report an Underage User on Facebook (under 13 years of age), you can do so here. They will promptly delete the account of any underage user that is reported to them through this form.

Report CyberBullying via Facebook

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