How Facebook Makes Graph Search Safer for Teens
Teens don't get equal treatment on Facebook's Graph Search. And for parents, that can be reassuring.
Facebook has been slowly rolling out the expanded search feature called Graph Search that lets users discover interesting connections among their friends, and depending on privacy settings, among friends of friends, which is likely to include strangers.
Facebook already limits sharing to friends of friends for all teens (ages 13 to 17), meaning kids can't share to the public. And now Facebook has further limited its Graph Search for young people to show results only for those that fall into the same age group, the company said in a post. So if your daughter searches for "my friends who like Justin Bieber," she won't see that her mom's friends are some of his biggest fans.
Facebook also reminded users to review their Activity logs and About me sections to remove old posts and photos or limit who can see them. For a step-by-step guide, see Facebook Graph Search: 3 Steps to Shield Privacy.