What Parents Need to Know about Facebook

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What Parents Need to Know about Facebook

Published 30th March 2022

A free online safety guide on Facebook.

With 2.9 billion users, Facebook, owned by the recently rebranded Meta, is the world’s most popular social media platform. It encourages interaction with other people by (among other things) adding them as friends, reacting to or commenting on their content, sharing images and videos, posting status updates, joining groups and playing games. Facebook is free, and anyone over 13 can join – but with no age verification, younger children can easily create an account: it’s likely your child is already familiar with the platform, even if they don’t yet use it themselves.

In the guide, you'll find tips on a number of potential risks such as cyberbullying, strangers and the addictive nature of Facebook.

This is part of our Social Media category.

Alex Wright

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Alex Wright

Alex Wright is a former Facebook employee and social media expert with over 15 years’ experience working in digital media.
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