If you want to protect your children, if you want to be a good parent, don’t let your kids use Facebook.
I know I’m going to make enemies by saying that. But Facebook just doesn’t care about your kids. That’s pretty obvious — again.
Last week, it came out that Facebook, in a poll,asked users if pedophiles should be able to ask kids for sexual pictures. Facebook backtracked after this news came out — saying the question was a “mistake.”
This isn’t the first time, or the hundredth, that it has made this very mistake.
“This kind of activity is and will always be completely unacceptable. We regularly work with authorities if [pedophiles are] identified,” Guy Rosen, vice president of Facebook’s products, was quoted as saying.
Rosen was backpedaling fast because Facebook sent out a survey asking: “In thinking about an ideal world where you could set Facebook’s policies, how would you handle the following: a private message in which an adult man asks a 14-year- old girl for sexual pictures.”
One of the possible responses was: “This content should be allowed on Facebook, and I wouldn’t mind seeing it.”
Disgraceful, appalling, and amazing that a publicly traded company that people let into their homes everyday would have this kind of attitude. Anywhere but in the online world, this would warrant a punch in the nose.