Teenagers can now share public posts on Facebook

Facebook announced a new privacy change for teenagers.

Thirteen to seventeen year olds are now able to share their posts with the public

If teens choose to make their posts public, they will get two notifications about what going public means.

A recent Pew study reports 94 percent of teenagers on social media have a Facebook.

This new change has parents worried.

â??In the society that we live in today, I think anything that puts more information out about people, especially minors, on the internet and Facebook is probably a bad thing,â?? said Tony Willard, Amarillo resident.

Mayela Flores, an Amarillo resident also expressed her concern. She said the restrictions served a purpose.

Facebook explained the change in a blog post.

"Teens are among the savviest people using social media, and whether it comes to civic engagement, activism, or their thoughts on a new movie, they want to be heard."

This change opens up doors for advertisers. Public posts from teens means marketers can monitor and better target their ads towards teens.

â??For people under the age of 18, our ads go to Facebook for approval. So you don't have anything that's inappropriate, that doesn't go to people or children under 18,â?? said Lori Rozzell, digital media director at Double U Marketing.