I hate to say it but I've had to block some of my younger friends on Facebook because of their posts.
Not necessarily their posts, but their friends' posts. The offending posts are more language usage than content. But it concerns me that posting and texting have usurped speaking skills. Not only the ability to speak cohesively, with charissma and a commanding use of vocabulary, but also lost is the relationship to one's character through his/her speech.
I read an article this weekend about how college bound teens are now worrying about their Facebook accounts and how they may be viewed by colleges they have interests in attending. Facebook and other social media are certainly viable tools for college entrance personnel, coaches, and of course, potential employers to get a good feel about the person they are considering for acceptance.
Teenagers should be very, very concerned about how they are perceived on-line. And, let's face it; they probably haven't been taught any skills about how, what and when to post. Children tend to catch on to technology all by themselves while we adults look for training to guide us. So maybe, before too much damage is done, we should be looking at training on Facebook for our teens. Just like we teach Math English, History Science or any other skill.
Unfortunately, this isn't just my opinion. Here's the article I read which has me worried for our teens: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/25/fashion/25Noticed.html#