Parents Guide to Facebook
A Parents' Guide to Facebook Offers Hands-On Help in Optimizing Teens' Safety and Privacy in the World's No. 1 Social Networking Site. Guidebook by Anne Collier and Larry Magid of ConnectSafely.org is published in partnership with the iKeepSafe Coalition.
Welcome to our guidebook for parents! It’s designed to help you understand what Facebook is and how to use it safely. With it, you will be better informed and able to communicate with young Facebook users in your life more effectively. That's important because 1) if something goes wrong, we want our children to come to us and 2) as the Internet becomes increasingly social and mobile, a parent’s guidance and support are ever more key to young people’s well-being in social media and technology. The guidebook is published in partnership with the iKeepSafe Coalition.
* Click here to read or print out the 32-page guide (PDF).
* Click here for an at-a-glance chart with our recommended privacy settings for teens – checkbox by checkbox.