Facebook on Monday (14) announced that it was launching a Youth Portal, which is an online resource center for teenagers, that will help them learn important tips related to the social media.
The Youth Portal will help teenagers understand how to control their Facebook settings and to determine who can view their posts.
Facebook imparts “information on how to get the most out of products like Pages, Groups, Events, and Profile, while staying safe. Plus, information on the types of data Facebook collects and how we use it,” the social media giant said in a blog post.
“We’re working with policymakers, privacy experts, other companies and user experience designers to give teens the tools and information they need,” Facebook said.
Teens will also learn how Facebook can be used to raise awareness about humanitarian issues. The social media giant interacted with an unspecified number of teens in the US, Italy, the United Kingdom, and Brazil before launching the site.
Facebook also wants teens to think twice before posting something online.
Facebook recently landed in hot water following a data breach scandal that saw intimate details of more than three million users being leaked online.
News of this breach came just hours after the social media platform announced it has suspended around 200 apps that had access to large amounts of information on users following the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
“We have large teams of internal and external experts working hard to investigate these apps as quickly as possible,” Ime Archibong, Facebook’s vice president of Product Partnerships, was quoted as saying by the media.
“To date, thousands of apps have been investigated and around 200 have been suspended – pending a thorough investigation into whether they did in fact misuse any data.”