How Do I Shut Down My Child's Facebook?


Any Facebook user over the age of 13 is allowed to operate her own profile and has complete control over her account. As a result, if your child is over the age of 13, she is not in violation of the site's policy, and as a parent you cannot force her account to be closed. If your child is under the age of 13, however, report her so that Facebook may review her profile and delete it.

  • Click "Account" in the upper-right corner of your Facebook homepage and then choose "Help Center." If you don't have your own Facebook account, click the "Help" link at the bottom of the Facebook homepage visible to any Internet user.

  • Type "Parent" in the search field at the top of the Web page, then press "Enter."

  • Click on "How Do I Report a Child Under the Age of 13?" in the list of help topics.

  • Click the "Here" link at the end of the following sentence: "If you would like to report an account registered for an underage child to us, please do so here." You will be directed to the form for reporting an underage user.

  • Copy and paste the URL for your child's Facebook profile in the field to the right of "URL of the profile you would like to report." Enter as much of the other requested information as possible, including the actual age of your child and your relationship to her. Enter additional comments or concerns in the blank field at the bottom of the form, if applicable.

  • Click the blue "Submit" button at the bottom of the form when you are finished to submit the form for review.

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