Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
Business | By Tara Barton

Facebook launches new Youth Portal for kids and teens

Facebook launches new Youth Portal for kids and teens

They will also get tips on how to stay safe on Facebook and details on the type of data Facebook collects and what it does with it.

Facebook has created an online resource center for teenagers to learn tips and tricks for using the social networking service.

Peer voices: First-person accounts from teens around the world about how they are using technology in new and creative ways.

The portal includes information on privacy and safety information, like deciding who can see what you share and the consequences of posting on social media, among other topics.

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In one tip, Facebook recommends that teens ask themselves whether they would feel comfortable reading out loud to their parents or grandparents the contents of a Facebook post before posting it.

It is live now and available in 60 languages. 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. As well, the company says it plans to hold additional roundtables over the next several months to further build on the portal.

Expanding our Safety Advisory Board: We recently welcomed Project Rockit - and organization dedicated to tackling bullying in school communities - to our Safety Advisory Board.

The company launched its Youth Portal Tuesday, aimed at younger Facebook users. This work builds on its existing programmes: Skuola.net, Diana Award, Childnet, SaferNet and the Learning Links Foundation.

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