Presentation 'How to get started and stay safe on facebook'


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Presentation about getting on facebook, creating a profile, messaging, blocking people and privacy settings.It is written for people with learning difficulties

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Presentation 'How to get started and stay safe on facebook'

  1. 1. Facebook
  2. 2. Setting up a facebook account Type in the address bar Press enter
  3. 3. You will be taken to the sign up page
  4. 4. Write your first name and last name
  5. 5. You need to write your email address twice
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. Add your date of birth
  8. 8. Click to say if you are male or female
  9. 9. Make sure that you haven’t ticked the ‘keep me logged in box’ if you share a computer
  10. 10. Press ‘sign up’ and you are ready to start
  11. 11. Creating your profile
  12. 12. Add a photograph Choose ‘upload a photo from your computer’
  13. 13. Select ‘choose a file’
  14. 14. Search your folders for a picture
  15. 15. Double left click on the picture you want
  16. 16. Your picture will appear
  17. 17. Write information that you are happy to share on your profile page
  18. 18. Facebook will ask you where you live, education, what you are into and about your relationships
  19. 19. If you don’t want to share something press ‘skip’
  20. 20. 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.
  21. 21. 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.
  22. 22. There are many ways to add friends. If you type in places that you go to suggestions come up.
  23. 23. You can type in someone’s name in the search bar and then press add friend. They will get an invite to be your friend. They can say yes or no to being your friend.
  24. 24. 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
  25. 25. Some people will ask to be your friend. Sometimes facebook will suggest friends. You don’t have to be friends with people. Only say yes to people you know and like
  26. 26. 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 them. Groups like luv2meetu can invite you to be in their group.
  27. 27. Messages You can send people private messages. Click on the ‘envelope icon’. Click on send new message.
  28. 28. 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.
  29. 29. When people send you a message you will see it come up. To reply, click on the envelope, write your message and press reply.
  30. 30. You can write on your friend’s walls. This is public and all your friends and their friends can see it.
  31. 31. You can write on your own wall. All your friends can see it. Don’t write anything private.
  32. 32. Privacy settings It is very important to have ‘privacy settings’. This stops everyone being able to see your pictures and information. You can find your ‘privacy settings’ at the top right of your page
  33. 33. You can choose who can see your stuff. Who can contact you and who can look you up
  34. 34. You can decide who sees your stuff. It is a good idea to make sure only your friends see your Facebook page.
  35. 35. You can decide who can send you messages. ‘Strict filtering’ means that you will only get messages from friends.
  36. 36. 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 your friend
  37. 37. 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.
  38. 38. Make sure your date of birth is private. Go to your profile page. Choose ‘update info’ Then edit ‘basic information’
  39. 39. Select ‘don’t show my date of birth’ or ‘only show the month and day’ This helps stop identity fraud
  40. 40. 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.
  41. 41. You can report people to facebook that have upset you.
  42. 42. When you have finished using facebook If you share a computer you must ‘log off’. This stops people pretending to be you.