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Facebook launches Youth Portal

Facebook is launching a Youth portal, a central place for teens to navigate the online world. The portal is available in 60 global languages.

The portal includes:
• Education: Information on how to get the most out of products like Pages, Groups, Events, and Profile, while staying safe and information on the types of data Facebook collects and how Facebook uses it.

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

• Ways to control your experience: Tips on things like security, reporting content, and deciding who can see what you share

• Advice: What to do if you need a social media break, and some guidelines for how to get the most out of the internet

Facebook also said it is exploring new ways to bring these tips directly to teens on Facebook. “Earlier in May we started showing tips for teens in News Feed, like how to control who sees what on your profile, and links to the Bullying Prevention Hub. 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 our existing programs with Skuola.net, Diana Award, ChildNet, SaferNet, and Learning Links Foundation,” said Antigone Davis, Global Head of Safety and Karuna Nain, Global Policy Programs Manager in a company blog post.

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