Facebook is one of the world's most popular social networks, allowing people to share details about their life with their 'friends'.
What our pupils say...
'Facebook is mainly for adults, it is not as fun as some of the other sites that we visit.'
What we say...
Facebook terms and conditions state that Facebook users must be over 13 years of age. Whilst we understand that children like to keep in touch with each other outside of school, it is very easy to be fooled into thinking that Facebook is more private than it actually is. Keeping up to date with the latest changes to Facebook's privacy settings is very important. It is notoriously difficult to get Facebook to remove content from its site. Comments made on Facebook are considered in the public domain and therefore are covered by both libel and slander laws.
It is important for children to understand the difference between a real friend and a Facebook friend - who in some cases can be a complete stranger.
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