Facebook Safety and Privacy

In this section, you'll find out what you need to know about Facebook's privacy and safety settings so that you can apply the settings appropriate for you and your family.

Facebook safety guide

This downloadable safety guide, published by Facebook, helps parents understand the basics of Facebook, how to control information, prevent bullying, report abuse, and offer safety tips for parents and young people.

Facebook Privacy Tip Sheet

Find out how you can control your information on Facebook. Take advantage of the privacy controls that Facebook puts at the center of the experience, so that you can make the choice that is right for you about what information you share, and with whom you share it.

Facebook's Family Safety CenterFacebook's Family Safety Center
http://facebook.com/safety
Facebook's Family Safety Center is a great place for parents to start.  This dedicated section provides great tools and tips for parents, teachers, and teens.


 

Ask the CPO (Chief Privacy Officer)
http://www.facebook.com/fbprivacy/app_622864594393919
Have a question or concern about privacy on Facebook? Here's a direct line to ask Chief Privacy Officer, Erin Egan.
 


Facebook Tips for Parents

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