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Facebook Safety For Kids

Updated on October 29, 2013

Getting worried about your child's safety on Facebook? It's natural.

Facebook is now the biggest social-network with around 600 Millions of active users. And today your kid is a part of it.

Not only your kid, hundreds or thousands of kids are now there on Facebook in quest of new friends. Now, the point comes. Where there's a crowd, there's a mishap. So if you really want your kid to be safe in the world of social network, you need to undergo some light endeavors.

Okay. I am making it easy for you. You'll find a list of admirable practices following which you can ensure your kid's safety on Facebook.

Grab the mine and thank me later!

Facebook Safety
Facebook Safety

1. While Uploading Photos & Using the Notes

Most of the internet predators target the innocent guys with the help of photographs. So, make sure that your child isn't uploading his photos in bulk quantities. Ensure that they fix the permissions and security materials so that the friends except your kid's friends do not get access to his photo albums. Spend some time to check out his / her images. And do some clarification where necessary

And about notes, you should tell your kid again and again that it is not his personal diary. So writing personal or confedential stuffs should be strictly banned. Tell them that this may lead to hacking of personal info or datas, so they can think it by themselves.

But often it is found that, children are unable to find out which information are not supposed to be posted. So, in this regard it is also your responsibility to have a look here and spend your time to do the changes as per requirement. For example, credit card number, personal phone numbers etc. If they post information like first pet's name or mother/father's maiden names, then there's a chance of being hacked as these are the information using which a person logs into his/her account.

Millions of people are there
Millions of people are there

2. While Posting Videos

For this reason, it really very important to check your child is posting good vidoes which are appropriate for their age or not. Sometimes, the background of the videos can also lead your valuable information to be lost or noticed by a number of cyber criminals. So, be aware and edit it efficiently. Never let them be shared even accidentally.

3. Status Update and Latest News

If your child finds out that his/ her friends would be there at a party, tell him to validate it before attaining there. Because a lot of fake information is posted on Facebook, (maybe for fun). So, it should be a matter of anxiety. Also check out and tell your child to examine the status or news matter before taking any kind of actions.

4 While Clicking The Links

The owner of the websites which contain bad photographs, virus etc. sometimes post their links to commit over promotion. And it is not queer that your child will click the links and check out the sites. Though it is not possible to guard this all time in the long run, yet he/ she should check out the Anchor Text or the last part of the URL, so he/ she can get an idea what types of sites the links are leading to.

5. While Making Friends

Tell the kids not to put anyone as his / her friend, they find out. If it is a Friend Request from that side, then you've the chance to check what is there in his wall, who requested to be friend. And also check out HIS friend list.

Additional Tips

  • You yourself register the account for your kid, so that he cannot give fake information and modify the age.
  • Check his/her profile and friends once a week.
  • Check the browser history wisely.
  • See what pics, info are being shared by your kid.
  • Note the password which you're using to register the account, and sometimes visit yourself.
  • Be his friend and do not be so strict in these matters. Try to make a better relationship with your child, so that it would be much easier to suggest hiim what to do and what not to.

Hope you check and follow all the points. After all, perhaps, it can be assumed that your child would be absolutely safe on Facebook, the biggest social newtork the world has ever seen!

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      SK. Rifat 6 years ago

      Wow! Mindblowing Job, Shafin. Your hubs are rally cool. Keep up writing please.