10 reasons on why Facebook is good for kids!

So, we’ve been listening to how Facebook is bad for children, here’s a different take on it. We think if used constructively Facebook can be more beneficial than destructive. Here’s why & what your kid can do on Facebook (For children above 13 of course, as FB doesn’t permit access to children below 13)

Teachers are now looking at the benefits of using Facebook in classrooms

1. They’ve been hearing about in school, and seeing you using it too, stopping them is pointless. You need to make sure that it’s not a forbidden fruit to them which tempts them from time to time!

2. Forward them links to creative and interesting pages that they could learn from

3. If they are into any form art, such as writing, sketching, music, painting or photography, ask them to share their piece of art on Facebook and see what others have to say.

19yr old has more than 50,000 fans!

 

4.Ask them to participate in online contest, this will give them a huge exposure compared to school competitions as online you have a bigger audience, tougher competition and they know exactly where they stand.

5. If your child is a shy kid then this platform works like a miracle where they get to chat, share opinions, without being very conscious compared to classroom where he the physical presence of 60 or more people make him nervous.

6.  Kids staying in hostels or away from home can get lonely at times and this will be a great way to be in touch with everyone, make new friends and be more social.

7. Stopping them is like over protecting them which makes it suffocating for them. Let them be themselves and go discover!

8. Some schools are on Facebook and most of them will be active soon. Schools now have active discussions, reminders, interactive programs and groups for their students. In fact it’s a very good way to keep track of the everyday school activities.

9. You wouldn’t like it if your kid is techtarded, so give him the early advantage and for all you know he could be the next Zuckerberg!
10. It makes them happy! Really happy and isn’t that the most important thing?

Do yo agree with us? Let us know what you think!

 

Facebook for Every Phone mobile app now available in Hindi

You can now also use Hindi in your Facebook mobile app other than Marathi. Hindi along with Vietnamese and Malay has been added to Facebook’s java based Facebook for Every Phone app.

The total number of languages supported in the mobile version now comes up to 14. The company will be adding support for seven more Indian languages over the next few weeks for its app.  Bangla, Hindi, Nepali, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Urdu are currently being offered in the web version.

Switch to Hindi can be made through the settings menu in the app and choosing the preferred language. How will the Hindi experience be different? Well, all the menu options will come translated to Hindi. Messages will be सन्देश, New message will become नया वार्तालाप, News Feed will be समाचार फीड, Notification becomes सूचनाए, Refresh becomes ताजा करे, and back is goign to be वापस.

Though, a lot of attention is given to translate minor details that could simplify the app usage for Hindi users. However, the app doesn’t allow users to type in Hindi.

You can download the app by visiting m.facebook.com and scrolling down to the download link, or by entering d.facebook.com/install directly into your mobile browser. You can also find it in leading app stores, including Nokia OVI, GetJar, Appia, and Mobile Weaver.