Facebook can be a great way of connecting with others online who you know offline. Relatives and friends who don’t live locally can enjoy regular updates about each other.
Parents and carers may see Facebook as quite a nice training ground for their child to start with once they are old enough to create an account on the site. By ‘being friends’ on the site with your child, you can monitor their actions to a degree. Inappropriate content can also be partially blocked by using a child safe web browser. Young users could then progress to the Facebook app once they have shown they can responsibly and safely use the website.