If you’re already a Mobile Guardian user and want to stop your child logging onto Facebook, then you’re in the right place. Please note that this feature is device-specific and in the case of iOS devices, will only work on supervised iOS devices. If you would like to set your iOS device to supervised mode, please follow this guide.
Your child can either access Facebook through the web browser, or through the official Facebook app. Some Android phones come with the Facebook app straight out the box and it’s a good idea to check which apps are on the phone before you give it to them.
You can either block the app completely, or allow your child to use it during certain, scheduled hours with the timetable. Here’s how to block Facebook on your child’s phone.
How to block Facebook via the web browser
1. Open your Mobile Guardian dashboard
2. Click on the web security settings page
3. In the blacklist websites section, enter “www.facebook.com”
4. Hit the save button
How to block Facebook app
To completely block access to Facebook
1. Open the Mobile Guardian dashboard
2. Navigate to application security settings
3. View the apps installed on the device
4. Scroll down, select Facebook and either:
a. Block it completely
b. Click ‘scheduled’ to limit when it is used
To block other social media platforms using Mobile Guardian, follow the steps above. Or you can take a look at our short, step-by-step articles on how to block Youtube, Twitter, Snapchat or Instagram on your child’s mobile device. Please note that these features are device-specific.