“Millions of young people could damage their future careers with the details about themselves they post on social networking websites, a watchdog warns.
The ICO also said young people could be putting themselves at risk of identity fraud because of the material they post on social networks such as Facebook and MySpace. “
I can’t imagine that they are at any greater risk of identity fraud by using facebook than they are if say their parents claim child benefit. Facebook and MySpace do many things but they’re not sending kid’s locations and bank details out in the fucking post now are they?
The kids on Facebook do have a choice about what information about them is in the public domain. The kids in the child benefit system do not.
Currently, I think the government would do well to shut the fuck up about identity fraud until it can stop being the cause of it.