Facebook just announced the launch of their Youth Portal program, a place where teens can get together to share and find information.
The Youth Portal currently includes these features:
- Education — A center of information on how to get the most out of Facebook’s Pages, Groups, Events, and Profile features, while maintaining safety. It also includes information about the types of Data Facebook collects and how the company uses it.
- Peer Voices — First-person accounts from teens on how they are using technology.
- Ways to control experience — A place to get tips on things such as security, reporting content, and how to set up what you share.
- Advice — A place to get some guidelines about the internet.
The portal is available in 60 languages. Apart from the launch, Facebook says they are also exploring new ways to bring tips directly to teen users of the social media platform. The platform has also started putting tips in teens News Feeds on how to properly manage their social media accounts.
Currently, Facebook is working closely with teens around the world to improve on this portal. This includes talking with teens (From the UK, Italy, US, and Brazil). They’re also gathering input and feedback from events they’ve hosted such as Safer Internet Day workshops, the #WeMatter youth forum, and the Global Safety Networks. Apart from that, they are expanding their Safety Advisory Board with the inclusion of Project Rockit, an organization dedicated to fighting bullying in school communities.
To cap it all of, Facebook is also seeking advice from policymakers, privacy experts, and other parties to give teens the tools and equipment they need.
To check out the current Youth Portal head on over to this link here.