Bet every second of you is not logged in your Facebook account. What do you see on your page? Ever updating news feed of your friends, groups and gapes, new contacts and faces whom Facebook considers to be interesting and useful for you. In the right part of the screen you see contacts available on chat right now as well as applications, games and of course target commercials and ads. Some of the ads are promoting Facebook pages and services, some of them will take you to other websites and services. While you are adult you can distinguish potentially risky websites from innocent ones, your kids are exposed to the life threatening risks and dangers being alone on Facebook.
Though the #1 social network in the world asks each user of his or her age during registration, still the Facebook itself does not filter the information your kid gets there and does not protect a kid from unwanted and potentially dangerous contacts. While your kid is using Facebook for fun and following celebrities, some users maximize their profits and satisfy their perverted sexual needs.
Various researches have proved that the users of Facebook get younger year after year. For example, in comparison to 2010 the number of users of Facebook under 15 years old in 2016 has tripled.
I have made a research of key methods of how to protect your kid on this network and how to keep an eye on kid’s Facebook.
First and foremost, you need to talk to your kid explaining that Facebook is not as safe as it may seem. You should talk to your kid and explain that other people may have cruel intentions when getting into contact with kids on social networks. Some may steal private information to penetrate into house, get access to bank accounts, to steal a car, while others may seek some sexual satisfaction asking to send photos via Facebook chats and seducing a kid into sexual talks.
The next step is to change the settings of your kid’s account, clean profile from suspicious contacts, manage photos (deleting provocative pictures, for example, of a kid on the beach or the kid in your family car or with an expensive device) and profile information (deleting sensitive data; note that you should not hide the data from other users, but to delete these data). Such actions will be necessary every week or even more often as your kid may still not realize that being online may pose potential risks to the well being of your family and the kid.
But none of these actions will not let you track the account of a kid on Facebook. The Facebook itself does not provide any parental control instruments allowing parents for tracking of the activity of kids online when on Facebook. Moreover the network as developed mobile applications allowing for checking the news and updates of friends and contacts as well as to send and receive messages without opening a web version.
Facebook poses the highest risks of cyberbullying for your kids.
The only possible way to protect your kids from unwanted information and from unwanted contacts is installation of third part application. I checked this one for you:
Spystealth.com for tracking kid’s Facebook
The application is an all in one tracker of the activity of your kid from a mobile phone. You will get the logs of every action you kid makes from a mobile phone: calls, messages, browsing history, application usage, messengers, as well as you will be able to track the GPS location of the target phone in any given moment.
The software sends you notifications and alerts on any action, providing you a chance to prevent unwanted actions of your kid.
Other ways to track your kids on Facebook?
Of course, there are ways to track you kid online. For example, you can create your own account and add your kid to friends. Install the Facebook application on your smartphone and check your news feed and your kid’s account every hour or more frequently. However this way will only provide you basic information on what your kid does on Facebook, but will not give any insights of conversations, locations and other actions on FB.