Facebook changes sharing options for teens

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In addition to narrowing the sharing defaults, Facebook will allow teens to share posts publicly, but will warn them twice when they do.

“When teens choose ‘Public’ in the audience selector, they’ll see a reminder that the post can be seen by anyone, not just people they know, with an option to change the post’s privacy. And if they choose to continue posting publicly, they will get an additional reminder,” Facebook said.

Giving teens the option to share publicly on Facebook mimics other social media sites, the company wrote. “Teens are among the savviest people using social media, and whether it comes to civic engagement, activism, or their thoughts on a new movie, they want to be heard.”