Facebook is a social networking site that allows users over the age of 13 to share photos, keep in touch with friends, and make new acquaintances. Opening a Facebook account is exceedingly effortless. All one has to do is provide one’s full name, one’s e-mail, and one’s birthday. I strongly believe that People under 18 should not be allowed on Facebook. Once you are a member of Facebook, not only do your friends look at your account, but people from all around the world are able to access your profile page and it will be dangerous to people under 18. Facebook also caused numerous “cyber-bullying”, and there are numerous dangers that you might face.
Members of Facebook are part of the “social network”, which means that everyone who is part of Facebook is able to access each other’s profile, either directly or indirectly. Social network might be an advantage to numerous people. However, if a personal profile falls into the wrong hands, an individual might be in great danger. For stalkers, Facebook is becoming a useful tool. “It’s making it so much easier for people who want to do stalking to stalk.” By Igor Hiller, 17, a freshman at University of California, Santa Barbara. Herpes
Facebook is also the main cause of “cyber-bullying” on Facebook. Students can spread rumors about different individuals without difficulty. Also, they can make an anti-group for certain individuals. In Toronto, there was an incident, that resulted the suspension of 11 male and female students because of cyper-bullying. They were suspended because they violated the school’s code of conduct. Last week, in surry, a 14 year-old boy was a victim of homicide, and police speculate that cyber-bullying may be linked.
There are numerous materials that might not be suitable for people under 18. Unless other people mark them as spam, the contents are still left on Facebook. Also, there are some applications that are not free and require credit card. These applications might attract young Facebook users to deceive their parents in order to use the applications.
Social network is useful in many ways, especially to make new friends from all over the world. However, strangers from all around the world are also able to obtain information about a person, which means anybody’s personal information could fall into wrong hands. Also, numerous cyber-bullying conclude in violent ways and there are lots of information that are unsuitable for people under 18. Therefore, I strongly believe that Facebook should not be allowed to people under 18.