Facebook – Helpful or Harmful?

10 Oct

The presence of such social networking web sites to attract many people, especially young people. After a popular predecessor Friendster, Facebook Web site presence is now more attractive and become the current trend. The various features of Facebook have helped to find old friends, to market the product or means of communication. However, the negative impact resulting from this site no less menyeramkannya. Children under the age ran away from home after meeting someone through Facebook. In fact, they are forbidden to have sex at her age. As a parent, how you can overcome the negative impact of Facebook and other social networking web sites?


Facebook trend in society is strong enough, make a lot of fans who end up buying a smartphone in order to be able to continue to access and memperbahurui status. Facebook is interesting, as a mini blog, Facebook allows its members to write the status on the wall, what is felt or what he was experiencing, then other members can provide comments that make it more exciting.

Facebook web site lets you receive a friend request from a close friend, school friends, relatives and even your old friends. People who did not know before, they can invite friends via Facebook. Or you can also insert a picture and mark the people who are in the image, so people can see the photo marked. You can also enter a schedule of events and inviting others via Facebook. Another feature is you can chat or talk with other members who are you when your friends are online simultaneously.

Indeed, many interesting features that you can get through Facebook. Often people use the media for Facebook to promote their products because of the many members of Facebook. But like a knife can be used to cut food to be cooked and can also for a crime, then Facebook also has a negative side if misused. What are the negative impacts of Facebook?

Negative Effect Facebook

Status updates, uploading photos, chatting or seeing a wall of others can be very exciting and makes forget the time. That is what is often perceived by members of Facebook. So, in order not to lose track of time need good discipline. For your children, set rules for how long they can access the Internet so it does not run out of time to rest, study or doing other activities.

For couples who are married, use Facebook can cause a rift in their relationship. When you see the romantic words that are sent by someone of the opposite sex from your husband or wife may be able to cause an argument. Or with Facebook, communication with the opposite sex can be very intimate, making you often tell your problems to him can make in the end you’re interested in that person, not the couple themselves.

Include complete biographical data, even phone numbers or home addresses can lure people who are not responsible. This is because if it is not specifically regulated, anyone can read this information. And if this information is used by people who intend evil, then it can easily be done. Protect your privacy while feeling confident that the site has been completely secure. Distribute your information only to people who really know you. Ignore the invitation of friends if you are suspicious of the person’s membership on Facebook. Even if you’ve got a threat or act less fun than anyone else on Facebook, you can report the person to the manager up.

Many people compete like to have as many friends as possible on Facebook. Always check who you invite friends and who invites you to be his friend. Because it could be your only friends with people who intend evil or to send spam on your wall.

A variety of interesting applications are also available on Facebook. But some of these applications can contain viruses or malicious applications. If there is an invitation to use a particular application, and you are not sure then just ignore the invitation. You can ask other people or your friends who already use these applications to ask for recommendations.

Importance of Monitoring Your Child

When adults are able to be infatuated with Facebook, especially teenagers who are at times happy to meet and want to show his true identity. Facebook has become a virtual place as a place of friends who liked them. Lack of experience of the teens make them often become easy targets of criminals, especially sexual predators and pedophiles.

Various news in the newspaper showed that many children who leave home due to meet with someone and possibly feel love with new friends. In fact, it is not certain who that person is, given the virtual world, someone could just cover up the true identity. It may be that the person is admitted as a young single people or disguised as a good kid. When your child to leave home to meet people like that, certainly can cause harm to your own children and bring sorrow to the family.

So, how as parents can safeguard and protect children from bad influences Facebook? You can try to do the following things to be able to keep control of your child’s Internet activity either via a PC or laptop as well as through HP.

Attempting to learn about the Internet
Possible for parents who do not understand about the Internet technology, learning is a challenge. However, in order to monitor your child, at least you should understand about the Internet. Learn about how to use email, chat or have a Facebook account. By knowing it, you can also teach your child this tenatang. Even you can become Facebook friends with your child, so it might as well monitor every update made your child on Facebook. Never too late to learn the technology. Even many members of Facebook is the elderly!
Inform about the dangers that lurk in the use of the Internet
Remind your child that while interesting, they should be aware of the dangers the Internet. One way is to remind them not to tell the complete personal data to the new people and do not include the personal profiles.
Mingling naturally in cyberspace
Tell your child not to accept everyone who wants to be friends in social networking sites like Facebook. It is not necessary to have a lot of friends in cyberspace. Because if any stranger be accepted as a friend, a stranger can more easily access the profile and range of your child’s information. Nor are too familiar with friends on the Internet or even a serious relationship only because of interest in his face, his skills or anything else that is not necessarily true. Having friends in the real world is much more secure than friends with someone who may be hiding his true identity in cyberspace.
Do not allow your children access the Internet without direct observation
Putting a computer with Internet access in rooms is a big mistake that might be a parent. Children who do not understand fully about the dangers of the Internet, can secretly access the Internet without your knowledge. In the bedroom, children can freely access the Internet without being noticed. To reduce this effect, the computer should be put in place that many people passing by, for example in the family room.

Facebook as social networking web sites can indeed be useful to all users. If used correctly, you can enjoy the many positive and beneficial. But do not relax your vigilance, because behind a lot of benefits, if misused then Facebook can be a danger of destroying your family. Always use Facebook wisely.

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