Drawbacks on Facebook – How to Avoid Them
If you think that we have only benefited from Facebook you are sadly mistaken. Although almost everyone has had benefit from using this social network, some have probably seen and recognized its drawbacks. Everything has drawbacks and thus this is not surprising.
Drawbacks on Social Networks
Facebook tries to prevent children from having and account and using this social network in order to prevent child abuse and protect children from predators. However, this does not always prevent children from having a Facebook account because they can lie about their age and put the year of birth to match the minimum of thirteen years of age required by the network. Many children have accounts on this social network and I wonder how many of them are monitored by their parents or guardians (source: comment pirater un compte facebook). The result of this can be the violation of children’s rights and a buffet for paedophiles. Also children can get estranged from their real friends really soon in life and get used to spending all of their time in front of the screen instead outside playing and chatting with friends.
For socially challenged individuals Facebook probably presents the perfect way to engage in social intercourse without having to communicate to people face to face. However, these individuals are often gullible and prone to believing everything someone else puts on their social network profile and everything they are told by others on the network. This can also lead to miserable individuals affected by lies and misleads, or otherwise violated. It is easier to break the ice of social communication when you are alone in your room, looking at the screen and typing word you would normally speak, that is true, but it should only be used as an ice-breaker, not exclusively.
So what can be done to ensure unviolated life of everyone on Facebook? How can the network make sure nobody lies about their age, physical appearance, jobs, etc.? Well that is question to be answered. Tighter security is always useful, monitoring Facebook profiles and trying to sift out the ones made by predators.
Watching over and taking care!
Parents should be more informed about the possible activities of their children and watch over them more alertly. Shy individuals should also be more informed about possible dangers on the network and be educated not to believe everything they see and read.
A lot of things shine but not all of them are made out of gold. Facebook shines very brightly but be careful. Even be sceptical and paranoid from time to time. It’s a lot more useful than being gullible sometimes.