I frequently overhear people I do not know in restaurants and other public settings talking about how they are using Facebook to reconnect with friends and family. Some of the items of discussion I would overhear were very alarming to me. Suspecting I would find the manner in which my friends and family members (e.g., my mother, siblings, nieces and nephews) use Facebook equally alarming, I decided to engage in some research to determine whether there would be enough substance to my observations to warrant the preparation of these materials. In no time I gathered enough substance to my observations to warrant the preparation of these materials.
I have prepared the attached materials to expand my capacity; my hope is those of you I know personally and with whom I have shared these materials will share these materials with your friends and family members. As you will see in these materials, what should be of paramount concern is how you are currently using Facebook. While the security of your Facebook profile is important, you need to be aware if you are using Facebook in such a way where the contents of your profile could inflict harm upon you, your friends and/or your family members.