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The British neuroscientist and baroness Susan Greenfield pointed out that there is a degree of hysteria over whether or not social networking sites are safe, but agreed they can have negative effects on young people.There is insufficient research at the moment to determine whether Facebook has predisposed young people to ether bully or be bullied.When a picture is uploaded to Facebook, it is public for the world to see.This is a concern for parents because their child’s picture can be accessed by anyone.Policies that banned materials covering the Kashmir Freedom Movement and materials about the oppression of Kurds in Turkey have caused criticism of Facebook.There have also been controversies over the banning of images showing breastfeeding.During 2008, the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic filed a complaint against Facebook due to breaches of laws that protect personal information.

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Read on to learn about some of the pros and cons of Facebook.

Launched in 2004, Facebook was originally a network made by Harvard Collage students to connect with each other. Since the early days, a lot has changed: Groups, Pages, user-created lists of friend groups and integrated chat to name just a few changes.

Facebook has since acquired other companies such as Instagram, Whats App and Oculus VR.

Susan Greenfield claims that Facebook is in part responsible for making a generation that is fixated on their self-image and need constant attention from their peers.

There is a possibility that, due to the longevity of Facebook content, pictures or posts can be embarrassing to you in the future.

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