Launch of Family Centers
The Family Center has an education hub where parents can access helpful review articles, videos, and tips on talking with kids on social media and resources from experts.
Parents can also watch tutorial videos on how to use the new Supervision Tools, so they can fully use the platform. In India, these centers will include resources such as the Parents Guide.
Others include the ‘Dealing with Exam Stress’ guide, which was developed for Mental Health, and an LGBTQ+ guide on how to safely navigate the web, which was created in conjunction with the Queer Muslim Project. These guides will be available in Hindi and English.
Also, to help parents and children address online safety issues, Meta partnered with the RATI Foundation — an Aarambh India initiative to create the ‘Meri Trustline.’
This helpline would support children under 18 who face distress due to online safety concerns such as child sexual abuse and cyber security. In addition, the family center reflects how parents engage with their children in the real world.
This would also let parents know their children’s friends and when they hang out. But it won’t allow eavesdropping on private conversations. The aim is to let parents and their children converse about online safety in a way that protects their children’s privacy and autonomy.