I am an advocate of not allowing children to be on the internet especially "teens." I tell 'em use the library. READ! Having said that, my older daughters have used the internet since its inception to the open public and my fear has always been them giving out too much info and putting their actual picture online. We fought about this for years...I won. Now they use an avartar....it's safer.
I think earlier this year we had a new member place her picture here without abstracting her face....I immediately told her that WAS NOT a good idea. Cuz you NEVER know....who's watchin.
Safety is first....in all forms of communication be it online or in person. Cuz indeed there are FOOLS everywhere.