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Minimum age according to Facebook
13+ Minimum age according to Facebook

What is Facebook?

Facebook is a social media service that lets you create a page about yourself, an organisation or group. You can add friends, write on people’s pages, share photos and videos including live videos. You can also subscribe to the pages of other people or organisations, so that you receive updates about them. Facebook also has a private messaging service called Facebook Messenger.

Website: facebook.com

Apps: Android app, Apple iOS app

How do people use Facebook?

Learn more about the benefits and risks associated with how people use social media like Facebook.
Facebook is used for: content sharing, live streaming, location sharing, messaging/online chat, online relationships and photo/video sharing

Facebook Messenger, linked to and accessible via Facebook, is used for content sharing, messaging/online chat, online relationships, photo/video sharing, voice chat and video calling.

How can you report online abuse, ask for content to be removed or block someone?

How can you protect your personal information?

Key safety links

  • Parents Portal 
    Provides a range of safety information for parents and carers about using Facebook.
  • Help Centre 
    Offers a range of general help, safety and security information and popular topics. 
  • Security check-up 
    Provides information on how to protect your information both on and off Facebook.
  • Data policy Outlines Facebook’s policy on the type of information they collect and how they use it.