Facebook requires users to be at least 13, but kids are pretending to be older when signing up. Some worry this could be damaging to children's relationships and brains. You think:
Cause: Bullying and Violence
- Animal Cruelty
Animal CrueltyNeglect and abandonment are the most common forms of animal abuse.
Bullying2 out of 3 teens are verbally or physically harassed every year.
- Child Abuse
Child AbuseEvery six hours, a child dies from abuse or neglect in the U.S.
- Cyber Bullying
Cyber BullyingOver half of teens have been bullied online.
- Dating Abuse
Dating Abuse1/3 of high school students have been in an abusive relationship.
- Elderly Abuse
Elderly Abuse1 in 10 senior citizens experience abuse from a caregiver.
- Gang Violence
Gang ViolenceThere are 772,500 gang members in the U.S.
- Gun Control
Gun Control40 to 45 percent of U.S. households have at least one gun.
- Hate Crimes
Hate Crimes7,789 hate crime offenses were reported to the FBI in 2009.
- School Violence
School Violence77 percent of students are physically or verbally bullied.
- Sexual Assault
Sexual AssaultEvery two minutes, someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted.
Over half of teens have been bullied online.