To help parents get the most out of their experience with Facebook and help their child navigate their experience with Facebook, Facebook has launched a Parent’s Portal in collaboration with parents, teens and safety experts around the world.
Facebook recently updated its Safety Center and Bullying Prevention Hub and introduced a Parent’s Portal on 19 December, which provides parent specific advice as part of the Safety Center.
Facebook’s Parent’s Portal includes guides for parents about how Facebook works, tips for talking with your kids about staying safe online and resources from experts around the world. It includes guides for parents about how Facebook works, tips for talking with your kids about staying safe online and resources from experts around the world. It is available in over 55 languages, is mobile friendly and includes step-by-step videos.
- Facebook basics: how to sign up, find friends, post and share – and familiarise yourself with Facebook’s policies and tools, as well as some best practices.
- Parenting Tips: Review tips for having a successful conversation with your child about online safety.
- Expert Advice: Connect with online safety experts from around the world who offer resources for parents.
“Keeping our community safe is core to everything we do. People will only come to Facebook if it’s a safe place to connect and share with the people they care. The Parent’s Portal responds to feedback we have received about a knowledge gap among parents about our safety policies, tools and resources. With the new Safety Center and Parent’s Portal, we worked with safety experts and local partners to develop content that resonates with our community.” Shared Alvin Sheng Hui Tan, Head of Public Policy, Southeast Asia at Facebook.
“Parenting has always been important and good diligent parenting is even more so important in this digital age in raising digitally savvy children. As parents we need to take the time to understand how our children are using technology and how we can help keep as well as educating them to be safe online. We’re pleased to partner with Facebook on the latest addition to its Safety Center – a Parent’s Portal which includes guides for parents about how Facebook works and tips for talking with your kids about making the right choices online. Starting a conversation and building mutual trust with your children is critical to keeping them safe online.” Said Chong Ee Jay, Manager of the TOUCH Cyber Wellness programme at TOUCH Community Services.
Both Alvin and Ee Jay are members of the Media Literacy Council which seeks to empower teens, parents and educators in Singapore to use, create and share content safely and responsibly. With the support of local safety partners such as the Media Literacy Council, Facebook aims to keep it’s community and information safe and make the world more open and connected.
Facebook’s Parent’s Portal lives on the Facebook Safety Center and will be accessible at Facebook.com/safety/parents.