How do I monitor my child’s Facebook use?

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Due to changes in Facebook’s privacy policy, we’re no longer able to offer our Advanced Facebook Monitoring feature. This means that you won’t be able to see your child’s Facebook posts on Qustodio, but nothing else will change – there are still lots of ways you can ensure they’re staying safe.

To start, we recommend creating your own Facebook account and adding your child as a friend. That way you’ll be able to see all of their public posts and interactions. Qustodio also has a number of other features to help you: read below see what you can do and how to get set up.

 

How to see when your child accesses Facebook

Whenever your child uses Facebook, it will be reported on their activity timeline and on the app & web activity card on their dashboard. There you can see when they accessed Facebook, and how long they spent on it.


How to activate alerts for the Facebook website

Set up alerts to be instantly notified when your child accesses the Facebook website. To do this, follow the steps below:

1. Log in to your Parents App or family.qustodio.com and then select your child’s profile.
2. Select Rules and then Web filtering.
3. Click on the Websites tab and type facebook.com into the URL box. Select Alert me and then click the Add website button.

Facebook.com will now appear in the list of websites you have set rules for.


How to activate alerts for the Facebook app

Set up alerts to be notified when your child opens the Facebook app for the first time, so you can decide whether to set limits for it. Follow the steps below to do this:

1. Log in to your Parents App or family.qustodio.com and then select your child’s profile.
2. Select Rules, then Games & apps, then Settings.
3. Toggle the switch to the right to turn on the Alert me setting.

 

How to set time limits for Facebook

Choose how long your child can spend on the Facebook app each day. Please note that these limits will not apply to the Facebook website.

To set limits for the app:

1. Log in to your Parents App or family.qustodio.com and then select your child’s profile.
2. Go to Rules and then Games & apps
3. Make sure Enable restrictions is turned on (set the toggle to the right)
4. Search for Facebook in the list (it will appear if your child has accessed the app previously)
5. Click on Set time limits and use the slider to set the allowance for each day of the week

 

 

 

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