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.
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.
How can you report online abuse, ask for content to be removed or block someone?
- Report an abusive post to Facebook
How to report abusive posts to Facebook or request the removal of content.
- Report images and video to Facebook
How to report inappropriate photos or video to Facebook.
- Block or unfriend someone on Facebook
How to stop someone from contacting you.
How can you protect your personal information?
- Privacy settings
Learn how to keep your account as secure as possible.
- Profile information
Manage who can see your profile information and friend list.
- Who can see your posts
Choose who can see images and other content you post on Facebook.
- Reactions and comments
Control who can see your reactions, comments or anything else you share.
Understand how tagging works and how to control posts and images you are tagged in.
- Control how your Facebook information is shared with other apps and games
Limit the personal information and photos Facebook can share with external apps and games.
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.