Published: Tue, May 15, 2018
Sci-tech | By Patricia Wade

Facebook launch Youth Portal for teens' online safety and education

Facebook launch Youth Portal for teens' online safety and education

Facebook has launched Youth Portal, a resource centre aimed at teenagers that will guide them with tips and tricks on how to use the portal.

The new portal will educate teens on how to get the most out of Facebook's products like Pages, Groups, Events, and Profile, while staying safe online.

On Monday, the technology giant debuted the Youth Portal, intended for teens to better understand how to control their Facebook settings, like determining who is allowed to see certain posts, as well as learning how other teenagers use Facebook to raise awareness about humanitarian issues.

Talking with teens: To build the portal we spoke with groups of teens in the UK, Italy, the United States and Brazil. Earlier this month, as a test, it started showing some of the tips to an unspecified number of teens in their NewsFeeds. As well, the company says it plans to hold additional roundtables over the next several months to further build on the portal.

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The portal also reveals to teens how Facebook uses their data, and is packed with tips about using the service and translates the site's Data Policy into a more understandable form.

From a Facebook media release.

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