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Location Sharing in Facebook's Messenger App: The Basics

By Steven Woda on November 19, 2014 at 12:09 PM

The launch of Facebook's Messenger App came with a whole lot of concern. Everyone seemed immediately worried about its safety as it has the ability to send your location along with every new message.

Questions and concerns about Facebook's location sharing feature and the safety of the feature have made waves across the media. The social media powerhouse even required that its mobile users either install the Messenger App, or give up using the Facebook private messaging feature altogether. The result: (even with clear evidence that it did indeed include your location in messenger by default) over 500 MILLION people downloaded it. Million.  

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Android Apps That Your Teens and Tweens are Probably Using

By Tim Woda on July 4, 2014 at 3:14 PM

In this day and age, just about everyone (adults, teens and tweens alike) has smartphones! With the prevalence of smartphone use comes prevalence of app use. Check out and get to know which Android apps your tweens and teens are most likely using.

Facebook and Facebook Messenger. Facebook continues to be one of the most popular social media platforms out there and many young teens are on it. Facebook is one of the fastest ways to stay updated with friends and family. It allows users to chat, upload photos and videos, share common interests, and so much more. The Facebook Messenger app allows users to get personal messages instantly, a lot like texting, but without the standard text fees. Facebook Messenger users can create group chats and send videos and photos. Also, a fun and popular part of this app are the stickers and Emoji (icons that express emotions).

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8 Red Flags for Apps on Facebook for Kids

By Steven Woda on April 8, 2012 at 4:21 PM

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What Parents Need to Know About Apps on Facebook for Kids

By Tim Woda on April 6, 2012 at 4:33 PM

If you have Facebook for kids of your own, you've discovered that it's more than just a social network. It's a platform for thousands of applications that allow you to do pretty much anything.

With apps, you can send a card to a friend, take a quiz to find out which character from The Hunger Games you are, or answer trivia questions that donate proceeds to charity.

But as fun and enriching as they may be, Facebook apps can be a serious security concern – especially where your kids are concerned. Facebook apps can contain malware and many access a ton of your child's personal information – even without his knowledge.

If you are a parent with a child on Facebook, here are some things you need to know about apps:

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Facebook and Time Warner Launch Anti-CyberBullying App

By Steven Woda on January 25, 2012 at 3:18 PM

As all parents know, cyberbullying is a widespread problem that most kids today will unfortunately run into at some point in their lives. Many people brush it off as “kids will be kids,” but for some tween and teen victims the bullying has been the source of anxiety, depression, and other emotional and behavioral problems. Some have even taken their own lives in response to unrelenting cyberbullying.

Facebook is one popular social media network that is unfortunately the platform for a lot of cyberbullying that goes on. Facebook has included bullying FAQ for victims and parents of victims on its website, but has been criticized for not doing more.

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Facebook For Kids: Lowering the Minimum Age For Facebook

By Tim Woda on July 5, 2011 at 1:26 PM

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg told the public at an education summit in California last month that he wants to get rid of the requirement that Facebook users have to be at least 13 years of age. He says that Facebook for kids is an avenue for education that should not be denied children under 13.

Current legislation (the 1998 Children's Online Privacy Act, or COPPA) forbids sites like Facebook that collect information on its users to allow children under 13 to sign on. Of the COPPA legislation, Zuckerburg says, “That will be a fight we take on at some point.”

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