New Tools Available To Keep Kids Safe On Facebook

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KDKA) – It’s been a big question for Facebook. Among 600 million users, how do you keep the youngest safe?

Parents have several key concerns about the social networking website such as, should they be friends with their child on Facebook? Should they know their password? How should they talk to them about Facebook?

On Tuesday, the website rolled out a revamped family safety center, where parents can visit for tools and tips on safety and privacy, even if they don’t have a profile of their own.

There’s also a special section aimed at teachers. They said a downloadable guide to Facebook in the classroom is on the way as well.

One Internet safety expert said it shows a virtual community evolving and responding to real-world demands.

“When you create a platform where people come and they interact with each other, you are actually creating a real-life community like a town, or a city,” Hemanshu Nigam said.

That includes more education, and more policing.

The new features include an expansion of the website’s social reporting tool, which will now allow users to flag offensive or inappropriate content on profiles, pages and in groups, not just to the website, but to a friend within their Facebook network as well.

Regardless of privacy and protection policies by Facebook and other social networking sites, it’s parental involvement that can be most crucial.

Parents are the first line of defense when it comes to protecting their children and their teenagers.

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  1. HOW ABOUT PARENTS GETTING TO KNOW THEIR KIDS BETTER says:

    THIS IS THE BIGGEST CROCK OF BULL, IF YOU REALLY WANT TO KEEP YOUR KIDS SAFE DON’T LET THEM POST PROFILES ON EVERYTHING OR ARE YOU SO WORRIED WHAT OTHERS WILL THINK OF YOU IF YOU DON’T POST PERSONAL INFORMATION DON’T BE DRAWN IN BY SUCH SOCIALIST BULL AND KEEP YOUR KIDS SAFE.

  2. Gladys says:

    I found out my daughter friended Marty Griffin and I called the police

  3. babegrl says:

    parents need to educate there children about internet safety my ten yr old has a facebook page i set rules & explained the dangers LOL he tells people he lives in canada and is fourteen he made up this fake little person

    1. Jojo says:

      Teaching your kid to lie isn’t teaching him about Internet safety.

  4. debbie stone says:

    i found my two son’s pictures on three different facebook pages. my boys are four years old i did not give premission for there pictures to be posted. i tryed to file a complaint facebook keep rejecting my complaint. i dont no much about facebook. this is very upsetting it keep being rejected. now the three people have there pages privte which is real crazy because i ask all three to remove there pictures. i have a court order for one to remove them but what good is a court order when facebook rejects complaints.

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