Meta has unveiled a groundbreaking initiative in Kenya, introducing a Family Centre equipped with Supervision Tools and an Education Hub. This strategic move aims to champion safer and more positive online experiences for families utilizing Meta’s products. The Family Centre incorporates parental supervision tools that provide access to expert-driven safety and well-being resources. These tools empower teens by notifying them about set time limits, impending session conclusions, and optimal app closure times, fostering purposeful online time management. Additionally, parents can actively engage in supporting their teens, ensuring age-appropriate digital experiences.
The Education Hub within the Family Centre is a comprehensive resource for parents, guardians, and teens. Offering access to trusted information on digital wellness, relationships, and communication, the hub provides expert insights, conversation starters, and informative articles. This tool enables users to navigate the complexities of today’s online world and share valuable tips for creating a more supportive family experience online.
Sylvia Musalagani, Meta’s Head of Safety Policy for Africa, the Middle East, and Turkey, expressed the company’s commitment to the education, empowerment, and safety of teens online. The Family Centre aims to facilitate positive online habits by providing parental supervision tools and an education hub, equipping families with the knowledge and skills to navigate the digital world responsibly.
Recognizing the uniqueness of each family, Meta encourages parents and guardians to collaborate with teens in determining how supervision tools can best serve their individual needs. The launch in Kenya marks a significant step, making it the second African country, after South Africa, to benefit from Meta’s global rollout of the Family Centre. As part of Meta’s ongoing mission to prioritize online safety, this initiative demonstrates their dedication to developing tools and platforms that promote personal empowerment and digital well-being on a global scale.