Kids should talk to parents about safe spaces, whether that’s in a room, an apartment, or a car, Facebook said.
It also said parents should check with a therapist or counselor before starting a social network.
“I’m not going to say this is a cure-all.
But we can help make it more of a safe place,” Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg told reporters on the company’s campus in Mountain View, California.
“I think we need to start talking to kids about how they can make it safe.”
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg said it’s too soon to say if the company will remove the social network from parents’ homes.
“We’re not going away from kids.
We’re not saying that kids are not important,” he said.
“But we need them to have their own space.
We need them, for example, to have a safe space.”
Zuckerburg, who took the helm at Facebook last year, said that Facebook has had a “very, very good year” in terms of children’s safety.
Zuckerberg said Facebook has been working with its partners to get parents to adopt “safety measures.”
“We have a very good working relationship with our partners, who are in our communities,” he added.
“They are doing things like taking children to school, or taking kids to a park and making sure that children are not in their car, or making sure they’re not playing in the car, where they’re driving, and we need their help in making sure we’re safe,” Zuckerberg said.
“When we talk to kids, I’m not saying it’s going to be easy.
It’s going, in some ways, to be like the war on polio, where people are scared, but they’re doing everything they can to help.”
Zuckernews reports from Silicon Valley.