Updated Facebook Privacy and Safety Checklist for 2024

09 Jan 2024 UK SIC

Facebook stands out as one of the most widely used social media platforms, serving as a hub for users to connect and socialise. Given the popularity of the platform, concerns regarding privacy and security often arise, prompting the need for more support. Introducing our updated Facebook Checklist for 2024—an updated and comprehensive guide designed to address the common inquiries users may have while navigating their profiles.

The Updated Facebook Checklist

Our Facebook Checklist stands as a useful resource, offering quick solutions to frequently asked questions concerning your privacy settings. Whether you’re a seasoned Facebook user or a newcomer, this guide provides essential insights into your profile as well as info around managing content, and refining your overall experience.

Key Areas Covered by the Facebook Checklist:

  • Privacy Settings: Learn more about the privacy settings available on Facebook and see how you can suit them to your preferences. From overseeing who has access to your posts to handling friend requests, the checklist provides a step-by-step guide on strengthening the protection of your personal information.
  • Reporting Abuse: Acquire knowledge on reporting inappropriate behaviour or content on Facebook. The checklist outlines steps to take when you encounter abuse online, helping you to escalate the content for moderation.
  • App and Game Control: Take control of your profile by understanding more about how the apps and games linked to your Facebook account work. The checklist gives insight into permissions, access, and helpful strategies to support the security of your data.
  • Content Visibility: Understand more about the visibility of your content by learning how to set audience preferences for your posts. The Facebook Checklist guides you in sharing your updates with precisely the audience you intend.
  • Ad Management: Find out how to manage the ads that populate your feed so you can minimise unwanted or irrelevant advertisements.
  • Friends List Management: See how to manage your friends lists by organising your connections into specific lists or reviewing friend requests. The checklist helps you to shape your connections how you see fit..
  • Account Deactivation: Should you need a break from Facebook, the checklist offers a detailed, step-by-step guide to deactivate your account, ensuring the security of your information during your break.

The Facebook Checklist is a useful tool for users seeking to explore the platform with heightened privacy and security settings. Educators, parents, and guardians can also use this resource to guide and inform the young people in their care.

Addressing common concerns and providing actionable steps, this guide empowers individuals to take control of their social media experience. Currently available as a free download, printed copies will soon be accessible for purchase from the SWGfL store.

For additional help, explore our collection of checklists, developed in collaboration with leading social media platforms such as Snapchat, Instagram, Netflix, TikTok, Yubo, Roblox, and Twitter. Visit our Social Media Checklists page for a comprehensive guide to navigating various platforms securely and responsibly.