Families face unique challenges in navigating the online world and ensuring the safety and well-being of their loved ones. Recognizing the importance of fostering positive online experiences, Meta has taken a significant step by launching the Family Center. This comprehensive platform is designed to support families in building healthy digital habits and provides a range of tools and expert-backed insights. In conjunction with Meta's recent global rollout of Messenger parental controls, Family Center empowers parents and guardians to guide their teens' online journeys while providing peace of mind.

Meta's Family Center understands the importance of fostering autonomy for teenagers while ensuring their online safety. The platform offers an array of resources, insights, and guidance to equip parents with the necessary knowledge and tools to support their teens' digital experiences across Meta's technologies. Whether it's social media, virtual reality, or gaming, Family Center covers various aspects of online engagement, enabling families to connect, explore immersive spaces, and express creativity in a comfortable and secure environment.

Central to the Family Center's mission is the education hub, a valuable resource for parents seeking expert advice on guiding their teens' online experiences. The hub provides an abundance of tips, articles, and conversation starters created by trusted experts in youth privacy, safety, and well-being. Parents can explore the hub's sections to find information on key topics relevant to their family's digital journey. By leveraging insights from professionals who understand the complexities of the digital age, parents can make informed decisions and foster age-appropriate experiences for their children.

Meta prioritizes the safety and privacy of its users, and this commitment extends to the Family Center. The tools within the center are developed in collaboration with trusted experts and organizations, ensuring that user safety remains a top priority. By actively involving parents, young people, and leading experts in the mission to build positive online experiences, Meta demonstrates its dedication to creating a safer digital environment for families.

Family Center goes beyond its core offerings by providing a range of additional resources to support families' online safety, privacy, and digital wellness needs. Users can access various tools, initiatives, and support networks to enhance their family's online experience. Whether it's comprehensive help centers or personalized ad controls, Meta strives to empower families with the knowledge and tools necessary to navigate the digital world confidently.

In an era where technology plays an increasingly significant role in our lives, Meta's Family Center and the global rollout of Messenger parental controls stand as vital pillars of support for families. By fostering positive online habits, providing expert guidance, and promoting age-appropriate experiences, Family Center empowers parents and guardians to navigate the digital landscape with confidence. With Meta's unwavering commitment to user safety and privacy, families can enjoy the benefits of online connectivity while keeping their loved ones protected. Together, we can create a digital world that nurtures and empowers the next generation.

Through the Meta Family Centre, parents and guardians are granted access to the Messenger Parental Supervision tools. These newly introduced tools provide them with the following capabilities

  • View how much time their teen spends on Messenger
  • View and receive updates on their teen’s Messenger contacts list, as well as their teen’s privacy and safety settings
  • Get notified if their teen reports someone (if the teen chooses to share that information)
  • View who can see their teen’s Messenger stories and get notified if their teen changes this setting.
  • View who can message their teen (only their friends, friends of friends, or no one) and see if their teen changes this setting.