15 May 2018

Africa: Facebook Launches Educative Portal for the Generation Z

Photo: Gerd Altmann
(file photo).

Facebook launches a Youth Portal for the Generation Z to demystify and educate them on all things Facebook.

The portal which is in itself a first for Facebook is a step in the right direction in the consumption and relation with the social media platform for the Generation Z. The teens are known for their independence and knowledge, Gen Z'ers is capable of learning something themselves either through a more efficient or a non-traditional route.

"We're excited to launch our Youth Portal, a central place for teens to fellow teens in their own voices, about the issues that matter to them online. The portal will also educate them on security, reporting content, and deciding who can see what you share," said Antigone Davis, Global Head of Safety and Karuna Nain, Global Policy Programs Manager at Facebook in a press statement.

The portal will also serve as an advice giver seeing as it will let the teens know what to do when they need a social media break, and some guidelines for how to get the most out of the internet.

With Facebook' s recent debacle on user data, the company has also ensured that the iGens are taken care of by introducing information on the types of data Facebook collects and how it use it.

"We're also exploring new ways to bring these tips directly to teens on Facebook. Earlier this month 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," he added.

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