Facebook

Facebook is a social network that is popular globally with over a billion users. It has a range of safety features and advice, including advice about how to deal with concerns and how to protect your privacy.

 Safety advice

Facebook's Safety Centre has a range of advice for young people, parents and teachers.

www.facebook.com/safety

The Bullying Prevention Hub has advice and resources too: www.facebook.com/safety/bullying

 Safety tools

There are a number of safety tools such as ReportingBlocking and Privacy settings and these are explained at www.facebook.com/safety/tools.

Reporting

Find out how to report to Facebook at www.facebook.com/report

You can track the status of reports you make to Facebook from your Support Dashboard.

Privacy

There are a range of tools to help you manage who can see your profile. Please see the following advice from Facebook:

Other helpful tools

  • Blocking: prevent someone from contacting you or seeing your content

  • Activity Log: a record of all of your Facebook activity 

  • Social reporting: to help people deal with concerns that do not break Facebook's terms and conditions

  • View As: see what your Timeline looks like to other people

  • Timeline review: review photos or posts you've been tagged in before they appear on your Timeline

  • App privacy: control what you share with third party apps on Facebook

  • Tag review: lets you review tags that people add to your posts

 Terms and conditions

Community standards

www.facebook.com/communitystandards

Facebook's Community Standards explain what type of expression is acceptable, and what type of content may be reported and removed. For example, Facebook does not accept content that is threatening, bullying or pornographic. It is also against the rules to create a fake profile, use a fake name or share copyrighted content.

Terms of use

www.facebook.com/legal/terms

This is the legal document of the statement of rights and responsibilities. 

 Age requirement

13 years +

To be eligible to sign up for Facebook, you must be at least 13 years old.

Facebook has advice about reporting underage users.