‘’The Facebook ‘’ was found
on February 4 , 2004 by
Harvard university student
, Mark Zuckerberg
It was originally for Harvard
student then expanded to
other colleges then to
anyone over the age of
18, and now currently to
anyone 13 years of age or
* It’s free!
* It’s a quick and easy way to communicate and
collaborate with friends and family.
* It’s a quick and easy way to reconnect with old
friends or find new ones.
* It hosts user-created content, allowing for self
expression through the sharing and posting music,
photos, videos etc…
* Users have control of the information that they can
What fears do you have for
children/student using the
* It’s addictive and can result in the neglect of
real life , more than 3.5 billion minutes are spent
on Facebook each day.
* The average user has 120+ friends , but not all
of them are necessarily ‘’real’’ friends.
* Users must be careful not to share
inappropriate information because Facebook
can be used by future schools and employers to
What do you think we, as
educators and parents,
can do to assure that our
students and children are
safe when using social
networks such as ?
Message from :
‘’Facebook aspires to be an environment where
people can interact safely with their friends and
the people around them. We have implemented
many safety and privacy controls on Facebook
as part of our goal to enable people to share
their information with only the people they
want to see it, and we are constantly improving
our systems for identifying and removing
inappropriate content and people from the
Be very cautious of the
information you post.
that can be used to
contact and/or locate you
Finally, we must encourage
students and children to
use proper judgment.
Let them know, just like
anywhere else in their lives,
they will have to take
responsibility for all of their
actions no matter how big