This guide is a must have for any parent that has a child with a Facebook Social Networking Page. I’m a tech savvy momma and my eyes were opened to some features that I’ve never really paid any attention to. I have a teenage daughter that has a Facebook page and I am cool enough to be her friend on Facebook. *smiles*
The first thing that I loved about this book is it’s very descriptive and has image guides to show you exactly where everything is located. It shows you how to get started if you are not a Facebook user and walks you through everything from start to finish. Any product that is user friendly gets an A+ in my book. I am familiar with the Facebook layout and where most applications or commands are located, so it was super easy to follow along. I’m confident that if I was clueless about Facebook I wouldn’t have had a problem creating a page or customizing it to my liking.
I really loved the privacy setting content. It shows you how to set your privacy settings for who can write on your wall, see your pictures or even if they are able to find your profile in a search. I was really taken back by how many children may post their phone number or the actual school they attend in their profile information. I immediately had an urge to look over my daughters Facebook Page and make sure that all her privacy settings were what I thought they should be. I also liked how you can make groups, I am planning on using it for family, friends, co-workers and networking colleagues. I’d like everyone to be in their proper groups and I will share what I want with each group.
I was really unaware of cyber bullying! I’ve heard the term used, but I’ve never personally experienced it or knew how severe the issue was online on social networking sites or in the blogosphere. I do monitor my daughters Facebook status updates and if I feel something is inappropriate I’ll tell her in a private message. If I write on her wall I make sure I’m not embarrassing her in front of her peers. I also watch which groups my daughter becomes affiliated with on Facebook and if it’s not a group I approve of she has to remover herself from the group along with monitoring her friend requests and making sure they are all people she actually knows personally.
Overall, I really loved this guide! It makes me want to reevaluate the way I have my page set up as well. There are so many online dangers that we don’t think about from identity theft to sexual predators. We really need to pay attention to what personal information we put on the internet for other people to see. I urge every parent with a tween or teen with a Facebook page to get this and it’s also great to use with your own personal pages. This guide is a must read! For more information go to Facebook Guide For Parents Website