I was asked last week if it was possible to monitor a Facebook page so that a parent could see everything that their child was doing. While there is software that is advertised that can be installed on devices – a visit to those pages will show that this software may not be what you are after.So what can you do ?
Start early – oversee your childrens internet usage – encourage a good relationship about what happens online.
Please talk to your children , educate them about internet safety , talk to them about privacy settings and tools – teach them to not share everything publicly.
If you see or know of an account for someone under the age of 13, please report it to Facebook – they will remove it.
If your child is experiencing abuse on Social Media , I encourage you to ask them to log in to their accounts and report it – collect screenshots.
Remember if you try and spy on your childrens social media they will just setup other accounts , remmeber you may try and control what happens in the home but when they have a smartphone with data they can access this when they are away from home.
If your children get to 15 – 16 or even 18 as one parent who contacted me and you want to start monitoring – you should have addressed it earlier!