Technology can provide great collaborative opportunities -- but this isn't one of them. "Bathroom Wall" is just what it sounds like: a public space within Facebook where your "friends" can write anything anonymously on your wall (about you, mostly), and all your other friends can see it and add to it. It's the number one anonymous application, with more than 150,000 monthly active users. While it would be divine to think that people were using this tool (which wasn't developed by Facebook) to give positive shout-outs to their friends, instead it can get savage and down and dirty. The worst of it? Whatever is posted is from someone your kid knows and has already labeled a friend.
A bit of advice: First, don't let kids under 13 have a Facebook page if you can help it. Check your kids' browser histories and see whether they're going to Facebook. If they are, they have a page -- whether they fess up or not. Second, encourage them not to join in. Remind them that if they post on someoneRead More »from What is this "Bathroom Wall" feature on Facebook?