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Facebook Safety for Crofton Kids (and parents, too)

If you’re a proud parent of a Crofton teenager or pre-teen, I’m sure you’re well aware that your kids spend a lot of time on Facebook.  It seems harmless enough, especially if you’ve taken the time to become a Facebook “expert” –  or hired one such as

The truth is that Facebook and other online social sites might not be as harmless as you think –  but that’s a topic for another day… 

I just want to share this one little thing with you today:  PLACES.  It’s explained (from the biased Facebook perspective) on the Facebook Blog.  In a nutshell, unless you or your child disable PLACES on his/her Facebook page, your child’s movement can be tracked by a stalker, bully, or sexual predator.

Here’s how to disable PLACES:

Go to “Account”, “Account Settings”, “Notifications”…
then scroll down to “Places” and uncheck the 2 boxes…
Make sure to SAVE these changes.

Facebook Settings

Now, after you make sure that’s done on your own child’s Facebook pages, share this info with a friend.  And don’t forget to check back once in a while to make sure these restrictions haven’t been changed by your teen or pre-teen on their Facebook page.  They really don’t “get” how problematic this can be for their safety.

As Ronald Reagan used to say, “Trust but verify” –  to help keep your Crofton kids safe.

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