Profiling High-School Students with Facebook: How Online Privacy Laws Can Actually Increase Minors’ Risk

Ratan Dey, Yuan Ding & Keith Ross (PDF):

The authors investigate three high schools’ student bodies’ presence on social media; one of the more interesting findings, in a nutshell: Because some kids lie about their age to get Facebook accounts early, Facebook incorrectly perceives them as adults, while they’re still minors in high school… that provides others with more access to information about them than FB would normally reveal for a child, including information about other minor friends who hadn’t misstated their ages.