Facebook launches its Youth Portal

Facebook launches its Youth Portal

The social media network has launched Youth Portal, which it claims will be a platform for teens to get information on "all things Facebook". It will also show the Facebook's Data Policy to the user in a more understandable language.

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.

Last but not the least, they can even look to the portal for advice on what to do if they feel like they need a break from social media and general guidelines on how to make the most of their time on the internet.

Facebook says it spoke with groups of teens in the United States, Italy, the United Kingdom and Brazil to design the new site.

The portal is an expansion of a program Facebook has undertaken with teenagers recently. We also got input at events like our Safer Internet Day workshops in São Paulo, the #WeMatter youth forum in Canada, and our Global Safety Network summits.

Seeking advice from others: We're working with policymakers, privacy experts, other companies and user experience designers to give teens the tools and information they need. This work builds on its existing programmes: Skuola.net, Diana Award, Childnet, SaferNet and the Learning Links Foundation.

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