Facebook Creates a “Youth Portal” for Teens

Facebook doesn’t seem to care about the studies that show teens are leaving Facebook.

Earlier this week, Facebook introduced its Youth Portal.

Empowering Youth

Welcome to our Youth Portal. Consider this your guide to all things Facebook: general tips, insider tricks, privacy and safety information, and everything else you need to have a great experience on Facebook. It’s also a space for you to hear from people your age, in their own voices, about the issues that matter to them online.

Take a look around — these resources were made specifically for you, your friends, and your real-life experiences online and off.

According to a Newsroom post by Antigone Davis, Global Head of Safety and Karuna Nain, Global Policy Programs Manager, the Youth Portal is a central place for teens that includes:

  • Information on how to get the most out of Pages, Groups, Events, and Profiles while staying safe.
  • Information on the types of data Facebook Collects and how they use it.
  • First person accounts from other teens around the world and how they use technology in new and creative ways.
  • Tips on security, reporting content, and privacy settings.
  • Advice on taking a Social Media break.
  • Guidelines for how to get the most out of the internet.

Get more information on the Youth Portal here.


Laura Donovan Written by:

For nearly 10 years I have been helping businesses of all types use the power of social networks to achieve their marketing and sales goals. As a Social Media Director, Content Manager and Digital Media Marketer I have used a variety of platforms including Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google Plus, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube. I focus on developing and executing a strategy that best fits each client while measuring and monitoring analytics and metrics to ensure benchmarks are met, researching industry trends as well as social influencers, working toward achieving SEO and branding through the appropriate social platforms, blogging, paid acquisition and email. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, experience with management, customer service, creativity and vision with strong analytic skills. I understand the platforms and their differences and know how to help a business succeed on Social Media and keep current on social marketing trends and best practices. I have enjoyed working with many different companies including Sharp Electronics, Mary Kay, Inc., Re/Max, Nationwide Insurance, State Farm, Northern Insurance and many more across the country. See more about the services my company offers at http://www.socialmediamarketing-help.com and connect with me: @LauraDonovan or @TheWordPro on Twitter, @TheWordPro on Instagram and like my Facebook Page at /TheWordPro Thanks for stopping by to read my blog!