While Facebook is a powerful tool that helps us connect and communicate with people across the globe, there is also a dark side to it which can lead to a lot of Facebook misuse.
This misuse happens a lot amongst teenagers and even employees. Even some employers are misusing Facebook.
When this happens, it can give off the wrong impression.
For example, if an employer is not using Facebook correctly, their employees may take this as a sign that it is ok for them to misuse Facebook as well.
This same thing holds true with teenagers.
If they see their friends posting embarrassing photos, they might think that is ok to post them without thinking about the potential repercussions such as being made fun of or some of the more dire consequences, such as having your personal information compromised.
Know what you should and should not share on Facebook
While social networks like Facebook can work great for business and help us to stay connected, you have to be careful about what you share on your Facebook Profile and who you are sharing it with.
If you're not sure about what you should and should not share on Facebook, I recommend checking out these tips on what not to share on Facebook before you share anything.
If you're still not convinced that there is a lot of misuse on Facebook, I suggest checking out some of these stats about Facebook misuse along with the full infographic on alarming Facebook misuse stats. They could surprise you.
- 29% of teens have posted mean information about someone on Facebook
- 22% of teens have been cyber pranked
- 46% of companies believe employees misuse social media
- 75% of employees check Facebook at least once per day
- 45% of companies admit to not having a social media policy
Alarming Facebook misuse stats
Statistics on Facebook misuse by teens and employees. [Source: MobiStealth]
Wrap-up on misuse
Facebook misuse is a serious thing and should not be taken lightly.