Bathroom Stall -- Watch Out If Your Teen Uses It

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laptop computer workBack in my teen days, friends wrote mean things about you on the bathroom wall.

Today, friends write mean things about other friends on the Bathroom Stall on Facebook.

Cafe Sheri tipped me off to this ... I didn't even know it existed. Maybe you don't either, but you should when you hear what I learned.

The Bathroom Stall is a page on Facebook where you and your friends can write anonymously about each other, and all your other friends can see it and add to it.

According to Common Sense Media, it's the number one anonymous application (not developed by Facebook), with more than 150,000 monthly active users. And while users can post nice things, most of them don't. Most are just nasty because friends are anonymous and no one is accountable for what they say or reveal about someone else.

I tried to find some examples, but you have to download the application, which makes use of your profile, pictures and all your friends information to the page, and I surely wasn't going to do that. I had enough of this stuff when I actually was in high school.

Do your kids use the Bathroom Stall? Did you even know about it and will you ban its use if you find out they are?


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dvdn5 dvdn5

This is kind of stuff is one of the reasons I left Myspace.  My kids won't be using it.

Daily... Daily Buzz Team

I have never heard of this either!

Susie351 Susie351

This is crazy!! We should teach our children to say nothing at all if they have nothing nice to say about someone, not post it on the bathroom stall. Where does it end? Facebook has been a wonderful way for me to stay in touch with friends and family who live across the ocean... never imagined that people actually use it to air their dirty laundry. This is very sad.

MomOf... MomOfJandM

Two words, Slam Book.  Remember those?  This app. as bad as it is, is just a new/high tech twist on something old.  What people would have written when we were kids on a bathroom wall or in a slam book kids are now writing in these online things.

nonmember avatar BW/BS User

to be fair, it's not ALL gossip and meanness. There are plenty of people who use it in less horrible ways, but admittedly there are far more immature "so and so's" using it. Last point of note, those who use Bathroom Stall for Nefarious things generally have truckloads of naysaying dumped on them by more sensible users

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