What is Facebook Fatigue?
“Facebook Fatigue” refers to the recent decline in people joining Facebook and decreased user traffic. 19% of Facebook’s main users (teenagers) are no longer visiting the site as frequently. Reasons for not using Facebook as often include loss of interest, parental presence on the site, an increase of older users, and concern for privacy of personal information. Despite this effect, Facebook still remains the most popular Social Networking website.
Concerns for Parents
- If teens are no longer using Facebook, it’s likely they are visiting another site instead. Keeping up with what sites your children visit is key.
How Can I Keep My Child Safe?
- Keep communication lines between you and your child open at all times.
- Be aware of what websites your child visits while using the Internet. Make clear what websites are and are not appropriate.
Where Can I Learn More?
A study on Facebook Fatigue.
An article about Facebook Fatigue.