What are people saying about

What's the right age for Facebook?


Facebook says

This is taken from Facebook’s own guidelines and is accurate as of March 2016.


Our panel says

Based on our independent panel surveyed in December 2015.


Children say

Based on 1725 responses from children and young people we asked in December 2015.


Parents say

Based on 1740 votes from parents who have visited this site – you can vote too!

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Is content on Facebook suitable for 8 to 12 year olds?

65% of parents reported seeing content that might be unsuitable for children aged 8-12 on this site. Here are the types of inappropriate content that they reported:


Medium Risk

Violence and hatred

Medium Risk


Medium Risk

Suicide and self-harm

Medium Risk


Medium Risk

Parents reported violence and bullying on the site.

Children and young people reported violence and bullying as their main concerns over content on the site.

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I know the internet is a great place – I’m happy for you to use it. I just want you to be OK.