09/21/2010 // UK // TiffNews10 // News Desk
U.K. – A 14 year-old who released her address to thousands of strangers by mistake in an invitation to her birthday party posted on Facebook is now reportedly fearing for her safety. As reported by the Telegraph.co.uk, the teen received 21,000 RSVPs to the event, which has now been cancelled by her mother.
Tracey Livesey, the mother of the teen, is quoted in the report as stating of her daughter’s actions, “Her party is cancelled and she will be lucky to get a birthday card from me after this. I said she could have 15 friends along to the party but my sister-in-law said that 8,000 people had said on Facebook that they were coming.”
“She did not realise that she was creating a public event and should have done. She is going to have to change her mobile phone SIM card because of the number of calls she has been getting about it.”
Livesey is further quoted as stating of concerns about Facebook’s privacy settings, “They should make it obvious that an event that is created is not just going out to your friends but everyone else on the site. When this happened Facebook should have realised that thousands of people going to a 14-year-old’s party is not right and shut the group down automatically… The police have contacted Facebook but we have had no contact from them, which is a bit disappointing. There should be guidelines and the privacy settings should be changed.”
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