Facebook allows young teens public posting privileges

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Facebook is now allowing teenagers ages 13 to 17 to share their posts and pictures with the general public, an option previously unavailable to them.

The announcement came Wednesday and many area folks have expressed concerns.

“I personally don't agree with it. As a parent, you want to monitor everything your kids are doing online. Especially because you don't know who’s out there and there's too much online bullying going on,” said Will Herald.

however, troopers with the Kentucky State Police say parents should do their part in monitoring their child's behavior, whether on Facebook or in general.

“We encourage parents that they need to monitor their children whenever they are on the internet. It’s not always a safe place. There are a lot of people out there that would take advantage of people in situations if they have the opportunity,” said Trooper Ira Napier.

We tried to contact officials at Facebook to comment on these changes, but they did not return our calls or emails.

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