In brief Facebook have changed their security settings so that now when young people (under 18) want to sign up for the social media the parents can help setting up the account for them.
They have enhanced safety tips, information like how to block inappropriate sites, how to add the people you actually know and other bits of information like that.
They also have an extensive guideline for how to deal with cyber bullying and abuse which happens all too frequently on the site.
It says it will not nor will it in the future provide a portal for parents to spy on their kids private lives.
This update is mainly aimed at families thinking of joining the social medium rather than those who have kids already on there to spy on.
This seems to be another effort from Facebook to try and court younger users by showing parents that it isn’t the scariest place in the world.
However much you like the site should not change all that much, don’t worry about your mother getting into your private messages.