Create a password
It needs to be at least 6 characters long.
Use capital letters and small letters, numbers and punctuation marks. This
makes it safer.
Use a different password from other websites you go on.
Write information that you are
happy to share on your profile page
Facebook will ask you where you live, education,
what you are into and about your relationships
If you don’t want to share
something press ‘skip’
Facebook will suggest films and music you like. If you
type in what you like, it will appear.
You don’t have to select what Facebook suggests.
Facebook will ask you to add your mobile phone number. Don’t
do it because everyone can see it.
Only give your number to people who you know well.
There are many ways to add friends. If you type in places that
you go to suggestions come up.
You can type in someone’s name in the search bar and then press
They will get an invite to be your friend.
They can say yes or no to being your friend.
Sometimes when you log on Facebook will ask you for your email
to find friends from your contact list.
If you don’t want to, click on your name (to go to your profile) or
click on your news feed
Some people will ask to be your friend. Sometimes facebook will
You don’t have to be friends with people. Only say yes to people
you know and like
Joining groups like luv2meetu
If you type in the search bar the name of group you are interested in you
can click on it. You can like groups and then you will get updates about
Groups like luv2meetu can invite you to be in their group.
You can send people private messages.
Click on the ‘envelope icon’. Click on send new message.
Type in who you want to send the message to. You can send a
message to more than 1 person at once. Only the people you write
the message to will see it.
When you have written your message press enter or reply.
When people send you a message you will see it come up.
To reply, click on the envelope, write your message and press reply.
You can write on your friend’s walls.
This is public and all your friends and their friends can see it.
You can write on your own wall. All your friends can see it.
Don’t write anything private.
It is very important to have ‘privacy settings’.
This stops everyone being able to see your pictures and
You can find your ‘privacy settings’ at the top right of your page
You can choose who can see your stuff.
Who can contact you and who can look you up
You can decide who sees your stuff.
It is a good idea to make sure only your friends see your Facebook page.
You can decide who can send you messages.
‘Strict filtering’ means that you will only get messages from friends.
You can decide who can send you a friend request.
If you choose the ‘friends of friends’ setting it will stop strangers trying to be
You can decide who can find you on facebook.
You need to click on ‘more settings’. Then click on ‘edit’.
If you click on ‘friends of friends’ strangers can’t find you.
Make sure your date of birth is private.
Go to your profile page. Choose ‘update info’
Then edit ‘basic information’
Select ‘don’t show my date of birth’ or ‘only show the month and day’
This helps stop identity fraud
What to do if someone sends
you messages that upset you
You can ‘block’ someone by clicking on the ‘privacy shortcut’ and writing
the persons name where it asks you.
This stops the person being able to contact you.
You can report people to facebook that have upset you.
When you have finished using
If you share a computer you must ‘log off’.
This stops people pretending to be you.