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Facebook Launches Parents Portal

Facebook have launched a new advice area, the Parents Portal. This portal is designed to help parents make the most out of their Facebook account, whilst also giving tips and information on how to keep themselves and their children safe online.

The portal has advice broken down into three sections, allowing parents to easily find the information they need. These sections are:

Get to Know Facebook

This area gives a beginner’s guide to Facebook. It provides information on how to sign up, find friends, post and share. It also gives an explanation of Facebook’s policies and tools, as well as some best practice tips.

Parenting Tips

The Facebook parenting tips look at how to have a conversation with your child about online safety. This covers areas such as setting a good example and talking to your child about how to act online..

Expert Advice

The portal signposts to different organisations and online safety experts from across the world who provide safety resources for parents.

The full Parents Portal can be found at www.facebook.com/safety/parents.

Further advice about children’s online safety can be found at

The Child Net International website:

www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers

CEOP ThinkUkNow website:

www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

Childline website:

www.childline.org.uk/

 

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Cyber Aware is a cross-government campaign, funded by the National Cyber Security Programme. They aim to measurably and significantly improve the online safety behaviour and confidence of consumers and small businesses (SMEs).

Get Safe Online is the UK’s leading source of factual and easy-to-understand information on online safety. Their website offers advice on how you can protect yourself, your computers and devices, and your business against the likes of fraud, identity theft, viruses and other potential online problems.

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