Hidden Facebook dangers every parent should know about?

Carl L. Hirsch

What is your morning routine? Shower and breakfast? What about your child?

Have you noticed that the first thing they do is reach to their phone? For most modern kids checking their Facebook page, messages and notifications is the first thing to do in the morning. The statistics says, 71 percent of teens 13-17 years old use Facebook every day.

Are you sure that your kids are safe while they are texting on Facebook or are well-protected from prying eyes, cyberbullying and online predators? In this article we will teach you how to view your kid`s Facebook inbox messages remotely and protect them when you are not around.

Top 7 dangers of Facebook

  1. Online predators

According to the FBI report, there are over 500,000 online predators on the Net. Facebook is one of the most popular platform where online predators try to lure kids into their trap. Most of the times they pose as teenagers and befriend kids online. Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to identify online predators before they approach to meet your kid in real life.

  1. Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying on Facebook is a destructing phenomenon that affects a lot of youngsters. It is a common problem for many modern families.

Due to the Pew Research Center report:

  • Facebook is considered to be the most popular platform for cyberbullying or trolling (87%);
  • 88 percent of teens have witnessed the other people to be cruel and mean to others on Facebook;
  • 15 percent of teens have been a target of online meanness on Facebook;
  • In the last year, at least one million of teens were cyberbullied on Facebook;
  • 1 in 5 kids say that they experience Facebook bullying on a daily basis.
  1. Lack of privacy

The default feature of Facebook settings is public. Everything posted online (comment, photo or post) will stay there forever.

  1. Sexting 

Sexting is a big problem among all young people (both boys and girls). It is a process of sharing sexually explicit content to others. Not all teens are aware of the possible consequences. Firstly, it is not legal to send such content according to the federal law. Secondly, it can be considered as distribution and possession of child pornography. It can lead to public humiliation, depression, bullying, social isolation and so on.

  1. Identity theft

Unfortunately, kids rarely think things through as well as the consequences of sharing information may have. That`s why they can easily become victims of identity theft. Taking an advantage of kid`s naivety, cybercriminals may steal their personal information using the scam message to attract their attention.  For example: “I found your funny photo. Click to view it”. Their evil intent is to trick your kids into and steal their personal information, e.g. passwords.

  1. Social isolation 

The psychologists have proven that kids who constantly communicate with the help of Facebook have difficulties with face-to-face communication. Having a screen between the sender and recipient, kids feel more open and comfortable. But in fact, it leads to inability to communicate in real life and show their emotions.

  1. Time wasting

 Using Facebook, kids spend hours commenting different posts, pictures and posting their own. Facebook is addictive for kids, as the result it is difficult to turn it off. They can spend all day using Facebook, instead of doing more useful activities (studying, playing games outside, doing sports etc). Kids spend over 6 hours each day in front of the screen, using Facebook, Snapchat, WhatsApp and other social media apps.

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View your kid`s messages with Facebook tracker

As you see, there are a lot of risks for kids on Facebook. To keep kids safe on Facebook parents, need to remember the basic safety rules. Here is a list of them:

  • Encourage your child to have real friends instead of virtual ones;
  • Set privacy settings;
  • Add your child as a friend on Facebook;
  • If you will catch a digital footprint of cyberbullying, make a screenshot of each confirmation;
  • If your child is cyberbullied on Facebook, don`t allow your child to answer on their own;
  • Teach your child not to post embarrassing photos and videos on Facebook and other social media sites;
  • Monitor your kid`s Facebook messages with mSpy parental control app;

With the development of modern technologies, parents got an opportunity to monitor their kids` online activity, as well as their private messages. It is very simple and you don’t need to be technological savvy. Follow these easy steps and keep an eye on your kid`s Facebook messages with mSpy.

  1. Go to the https://www.mspy.com/buynow.html
  2. Choose the most appropriate package for you (premium, bundle kit).
  3. Purchase mSpy parental app;
  4. Install it on your phone and your kid`s phone;
  5. Go to your Client panel and then choose the option of Facebook tracking
  6. View all Facebook sent & received messages and even the deleted ones;

Note: to have an access to the Facebook messages as well as to use all monitoring functions Android devices require rooting and iOS devices require jailbreak;

With the help of mSpy parental control app you can monitor your kid`s Facebook online activity and messages. It will help you to protect your child from sexting, cyberbullying and other online dangers.

Being a parent is a responsible task. Firstly, you need to educate your kids and explain all possible dangers they can face on Facebook. Secondly, you need to monitor their Internet activity to be 100 % they are safe.

mSpy – Know. Prevent. Protect.


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Carl L. Hirsch is a writer, editor, and journalist. He has been a staff writer in various US-based periodicals for five years. But then he decided to dedicate his life to traveling and freelance writing.

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