Hi I love F/B I had a few friends that did use it to be nasty to other, so I used the delete button.
I have also made my facebook private no one can see any of my friends, even if you are one of them u cant see any of my other friends. Only my friends and family can see my photots, and U can also control who sees them if you like.
F/B is safe if in the right hands. I do not feel I am a losers, scum of humanity. I am a woman with 3 teenage children, who likes to keep in touch with my mum and dad who is not well at the mo and hes just come out of hospital. I also like to keep in touch with other family and friends.
If you dont like what people write then dont read it is my advice
Also if someone is being bullied report to the police as they will do something about it.
facebook is great if used properly just like everything else in life
To some extent the 'don't read it' advice is good but then again, there is plenty of potential for having your reputation damaged by what others say and I imagine this can be a gray area legally, especially when it involves more than one jurisdiction. Most countries are having to try to keep up by creating new legislation to cover online activities. New laws take time though. I don't know how serious bullying has to be for police to get involved, I'd be interested if anyone else has experience or knowledge of this..?
We have had internet in our house since it first was available and in those days my children were in mid teens still at school and they used to chat to people from all over the place etc. I never worried about it, they knew right from wrong and who they liked and who they did not and we never had a problem. One time my daughter said oh this guy is coming to visit me from Sydney, we went to pick him up at the station with some trepidation, he was find just like my daughter and they are still friends to this day, he is married etc and they pop by to see her when they are around.
You have to know your children and give them some credit for being able to be a bit street wise, if we do not let them grow they then are at risk for not being street wise.
I never read diaries, mail, searched rooms or did any of those things.
As far as facebook is concerned I use it they use it and I can keep up with all my nieces in UK and what the family is up to and I like the people who are my friends on there.
It can be a problem but as long as people know and tell their children where the delete button is and how to use it should be no problems.
I have to qualify I do not think Facebook or any social network is a place to belong until children are mid teens and have some idea of how to handle rubbish.
I have only had to delete one person and that was because that person plays a lot of games and has thousands of friends and I do not want that kind of exposure.
I do keep mine private but let people find me, if its too private the whole point of the social network is lost.
Besides I am not interested to stalk people and I am sure most people are like me. Spend enough time messing with the internet.
I like Facebook, but agree that there are some horrid people out there who post vile things. Those people are the people who bully in real life, unfortunately they have found another way to cause misery to innocent people.
The majority of my friends are 'Real life', but some are from PIO and a parenting forum I use. I have no worries about using the delete button if I need to, and I have done so in the past. I have also rejected friend requests. For me, Facebook is a great way to keep in touch with those back in the UK, so I don't have to phone every five minutes to say that such and such has happened, or whatever. I have my privacy settings set correctly, so that only friends can see photos and things.
"The grass is not, in fact, always greener on the other side of the fence. Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be." - R. Fulghum
All the girls that used to be in my class all look so old now
And they get so grumpy now when I remind them