We did a little survey recently. 75% of parents said that their kids have a Facebook account, and 57% of parents are concerned that their kids may not have the appropriate privacy settings in Facebook.
Parents also estimated that their kids have only met approximately 57% of their Facebook friends in real life. What’s more, 56% of parents are concerned that their children are spending too much time online, and that their real social life may suffer.
Facebook has a 13-year age limit, so assuming your kids with Facebook are at least 13, read on:
5 Facebook Tips Every Parent Should Know
In addition, F-Secure can help with some products that will help you get a handle on your kids’ online life:
Safe Profile helps make sure your kids’ Facebook profile is really as private as it should be. Safe Profile finds out how much of a Facebook profile is potentially visible to strangers, gives a nifty safety score, and helps better protect personal information. It’s free and easy to get started here.
F-Secure Internet Security lets you set limits on your kids’ browsing time. You can define when, for each day of the week, your child can be online. Then set how many total hours on weekdays and weekends are allowed. You can try it for free here.
Facebook should be fun, not dangerous or destructive. With a little effort, you can make sure it stays that way!
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