Although it is usually generally considered pretty safe to have a Facebook account, there are a few reasons
why you might staying away from Facebook altogether:
Personal information- When signing up to Facebook, a lot of personal information is requested,
such as your date of birth and full name. Facebook now 'owns' this
data, and it is now available to the public. Not only can this be
dangerous as anyone can read it, but also this information can be
shared by Facebook for other businesses to use.
Time wasting- Although this doesn't seem so
bad, Facebook can waste so much of your time. I have had Facebook
for over 5 years now, and it stops me concentrating on a piece of
work, as I'm constantly stopping to check my Facebook.
Cyber bullying- This doesn't happen to every user,
but Facebook can be a platform used for cyber bullying, as it is
easy to send messages or post things about other people.
Popularity game- In my school Facebook was
used to see how popular you were, if you didn't get enough 'likes'
on a status, or you didn't have many friends, you were not considered 'cool'.
Once you have made an account, it is hard to
delete- Facebook does not promise to delete your data once you have
deleted your account. Plus this information will stay on any
application you have used.