In the time, when even a small kid has a smartphone in his hands when every teenager has a Facebook account, there is a need of educating young people on pros and cons of social media. There is not much attention being paid on young kids and how unsafe they are at an online platform.

Facebook Launches New Initiative To Educate Youth To Stay Secure On Social Media

Facebook Launches New Initiative To Educate Youth To Stay Secure On Social Media

Facebook is leaving no stone unturned to keep its users safe, no matter what age group they come from. The social media giant is launching a ‘Youth Portal’, that will guide teens to stay secure, navigate the service as well as help teens to understand their data usage. Facebook will begin displaying tips for youth related to their security in their newsfeed from this month.

The youth portal is devoted to topics like how to block or unfriend someone, the information is designed in such a way that it focuses on helping Gen z users to make use of internet more efficiently than the older generations and preventing themselves from the mistakes that the previous generation did.

Youth Portal
Youth Portal

The ‘Guiding Principles’ section shows the following advice:

Before you post publicly, pause and ask yourself, “Would I feel comfortable reading this out loud to my parents and grandparents?” There will always be people at your school who are social media overshares (and adults in your life who are, too). Resist the urge, ignore their noise and save the juicy details for your close friends only.

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The youth portal basically addresses the information like what kind of data Facebook collects from us and how the company uses this data. This page can’t stop online abuse or cyber-bullying all at once, but it will indeed work as a guide for the young users. The youth portal will be available in 60 languages.


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