Opening a Facebook account is now a rite of passage for kids, but as a parent you want to make sure they stay safe online. We’ll help you navigate the maze of Facebook privacy settings.
There’s no set of exactly right privacy settings for Facebook, and you may decide your child needs a more private or more open profile than the one we recommend below. Take what follows as a starting point for everyone under 18—and, really, for everyone in general.
Who can see your future posts? Friends
Who can look you up using the email address or phone number you provided? Friends
Do you want search engines to link to your timeline? Off
Timeline and tagging
Who can post on your timeline? Friends
Review posts friends tag you in before they appear on your timeline? On
Who can see posts you’ve been tagged in on your timeline? Only me/Friends
Who can see what others post on your timeline? Only me/Friends
Review tags people add to your own posts before the tags appear on Facebook? On
When you’re tagged in a post, who do you want to add to the audience if they aren’t already in it? Only me
Who sees tag suggestions when photos that look like you are uploaded? No one
Instant personalization Off
Third-Party Sites No one
Ads and Friends No one