Facebook introduces new child safety resource for parents
Facebook has launched what it called the Facebook Parents Portal which aims to help parents keep their kids stay safe online. The new site has step-by-step videos and is available in over 55 different languages making it widely accessible for people all over the world.
Facebook’s Head of Global Safety, Antigone Davis, said:
“Keeping you and your information safe is at the core of everything we do. Whether you have a personal account or your teen does, we’ve compiled some basic information and tips to help you get the most out of your experience and help your child navigate theirs. We’re also pleased to connect you with online safety organizations around the world that offer additional resources specifically for parents.”
The Parents Portal has three main topics, these include teaching parents the basic of Facebook including how to sign up, finding friends, posting and sharing. In this section, you can also learn about some of Facebook’s privacy, safety, and security features. The next section focuses on parenting tips, it reels off the usual advice but with a more digital orientation, understandable, given the source.
The final section gives parents a list of online safety experts from around the world who can offer even more resources to parents which Facebook may not be able to provide. The online safety bodies are based in several countries from the Americas to Europe and Asia.