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World he says office romances and out of town trysts

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world, he says, office romances and out-of-town trysts can take months or even years to develop. On Facebook, he says, "they happen in just a few clicks." The social network is different from most social networks or dating sites in that it both reconnects old flames and allows people to "friend" someone they only may have met once in passing. "It puts temptation in the path of people who would never in a million years risk having an affair," he says (Winnipeg Free Press, 2012). As obvious at it is many people just don’t see it. There are talk shows on television all of the time of how either spouse complains about the other that they spend too much time on Facebook and less time with the family. Kids are being unattended by their parents and the children don’t feel like they matter to their parents. Families are starting to spend less time during dinner time and more time on these social networks. It
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is no wonder why more and more each day families are drifting apart and children are dealing with emotional and attachment issues. These social networks are also used for pedophiles that are searching for young prey. Many young girls post pictures of themselves in provocative poses and wearing very little clothes. Pedophiles use many of these social networks to get to these young girls and many of these young girls fall in these perverts’ traps. Cases of Internet sex crimes against children involving social networking sites were more likely to result in a face-to-face meeting. This was true, 81% of Internet-initiated crimes involving a social networking site and in half of all sex crimes against a minor involving a social networking site; the social networking site was used to initiate the relationship (Journal of Adolescent Health 47, 2010). These social networking sites unfortunately allow these pedophiles to even have some of these children engage in things like child pornography or even child prostitution. They post fake pages on these sites and sell the children to other pedophiles. Some children even sell themselves on these sites for easy money. The issue is that these social networks can be fooled because many children do not enter their real age because they aren’t allowed to have a page on these sites unless they are above a certain age limit. 38% of Facebook users in 2010 were under the age of 13 and more than 25% of Facebook users in 2010 were under the age of 10 (Consumer Reports, June 2011). Parents need to start paying more attention to their children in order to avoid tragedies like these.
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Social networks aren’t always a bad thing. Even though there are more bad things than good that relate to social networks, these networks allow us to connect with friends and family from faraway places. They help keep us stay connected and in touch.
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