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[Guide] Is Facebook Safe for Kids? What Parents Need to Know

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Megan Evans

Updated: Feb 21, 2022 02:49 pm

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Is Facebook Child Friendly?

Facebook is always concerned with their user's need, so it has provided several terms and conditions for kids. Facebook has also restricted the age limit for kids and several other features are by default set to hide kid's privacy and keep them secure from any kind of mishap.

We can say that Facebook is child-friendly, but there are still some risks. In this article, we will discuss is Facebook safe for kids and how to deal with potential risks.

Part 1. What Are the Dangers of Facebook?

There are several threats people face for their kids using Facebook. We can categorize these steps into following phases:

Inappropriate content on Facebook

Facebook is worldwide used by every kind of people and every industry, so obviously every type of material is available on Facebook depending upon the need and interest.

Kids can also access the content if they want and watching inappropriate content can lead them to bad society and evils. So, parents need to be very conscious for this.

Privacy and identity theft

Is Facebook good for kids? Facebook is a social media application where you can share your profile like your address, your phone number, email, friends and family details and for kids their school's name etc. and anyone can access it very easily if you don't hide it.

For kids especially, this thing is very alarming and dangerous, anyone can get easy access to your child and there are several incidents around us that lead to child exploitation.

Dangers of location sharing

Usually, people keep sharing their location that where they are going and what they are doing and on the other side any person is in chance to get your location to harm you.

As you show your location that person could harm you in either way. Most probably when we you upload a picture, you also use geo tagging to pin the location where you are and it's a thief's favorite tool.

Potential risks of social networking

Social networking can cause damage to identity, harassment, and loss of employment, damaged business reputation and if we talk about kids, it can damage their privacy, children are so sensitive that any mishap can affect their mental health and can ruined their future.

Even in friends if anyone breach the privacy and upload even a single picture that can make child feel ashamed in school can reduce the confidence lifetime.

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Related Read: Is Facebook Messenger Safe to Us?

Part 2. How do I Make Facebook Safe for Kids?

You can use Facebook Kids for your child's safety but still it is not enough to cope with the security concerns, parents must use the KidsGuard Pro for Android.

1. Keep eyes on kid’s Facebook using KidsGuard Pro for Android

KidsGuard Pro for Android is the best parental monitoring application for Android. It helps the parents to monitor their child's activities on Android phones. This application has a special feature that it helps parents to monitor their kids using social media platforms especially Facebook.

With the help of KidsGuard Pro for Android you can watch Facebook activities of your child, you can watch the messages, audio and video calls, contacts and every other activity done on Facebook. This application provides user friendly interface that everyone can easily understand it.

Setup steps of KidsGuard Pro for Android

Step 1. Create your account

Click "Monitor Now" button and create you KidsGuard Pro account for using this service. To create this account, you need a valid email address and select a plan which suitable for your demands.

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Step 2. Download KidsGuard Pro App for Android

Then you will be navigated to My Products and order Management page, next you should click Setup Guide and read all the instructions to finish download and some necessary configurations on the target Android device. After correct setting, the icon will be hidden from the desktop of the target mobile phone.

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Step 3. Verify Set up and start monitoring

Log on your account on KidsGuard Pro's website and view target phone's Facebook activity on dashboard.

  • To see someone's messages and activities on Facebook, select Facebook option under Social Apps. Here you will see all incoming and outgoing messages of that android phone. You will also find the deleted messages here.
  • To see Facebook screen time, select Social App Activities on the left of dashboard.
  • To watch the Facebook photos in your child's account, select the photos and open Facebook folder.
  • If you want to watch the likes and comments, you may select the Capture Screenshot feature when the person is using the phone, you will get the screenshots.

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2. Manage screen time on Facebook

To manage the Kids activities and time they spend on Facebook, parents look for some facility and it has also become so common that every child wants to use it to talk to their friends and relatives.

Facebook has provided this service to the parents that they can Manage screen time to check the child's routine on Facebook. By following simple steps, it becomes possible:

  • From Home Feed select the three horizontal lines, scroll down to Settings and Privacy.
  • Tap your time on Facebook, then tap See Tools.
  • Here you can set the daily reminders.

3. Set up privacy checkup on Facebook

Facebook has provided us a privacy tool by which we can manage the privacy of our Kids through Facebook tool. It is a very interesting and useful tool for privacy. Here are few steps to manage this tool:

  • From Home Feed, select the three horizontal lines and tap Settings and Privacy.
  • Tap Privacy shortcuts and review the settings.
  • Here you can manage your account security and privacy.

Related Read: How to View Secret Conversations on Facebook?

Part 3. What Is the Minimum Age for Facebook Account?

Is Facebook safe? Facebook is an authorized application and secure. Facebook allows access only to children above the age of 13, Kids with the age of less than 13 are not allowed to get registered on Facebook.

If any Kid create it with false age, parents are allowed to report it and Facebook will block it.

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Part 4. Reasons for Facebook's Age Limit

Kids are so sensitive that they can easily get trapped in anyone's net. So, Facebook has restricted the Kids of a specific age limit to access the Facebook account. Some common reasons are discussed below:

Inappropriate content on Facebook

On Facebook, there is every kind of content available, this age is not suitable to watch such kind of content.

Facebook Marketing

Several companies are selling online products which are not concerned with Kids, so to avoid Kids away from this, Facebook restricted the age limit.

Child Exploitation

Child exploitation has increased too much in our surroundings, most the people involved in this bad deed use Facebook to look for the target. So, to decrease its ratio Facebook restricted the age limit as Kids are not mature enough to understand all these things.

Part 5. Final words

Although Facebook is a very useful application to look for several things and communicate but for parents it's very important to have an eye on their Kids activities on Facebook. You can create Facebook kids account and use KidsGuard Pro for Android to keep an eye on all activities of your child on Facebook without his permission.


By Megan Evans

A certified content marketing specialist with great passion for Internet and online safety. She is bent on educating the audience about cyber safety tips and tricks.

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