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Facebook has today launched its Youth Portal, a site to help teens with online safety, education and anti-bullying strategies.

They can also access first person accounts from teens across the globe and learn how other people their age are using the technology in new and creative ways. "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.

Last but not the least, they can even look to the portal for advice on what to do if they feel like they need a break from social media and general guidelines on how to make the most of their time on the internet.

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It is live now and available in 60 languages. It also got input at events, like the Safer Internet Day workshops in São Paulo, the #WeMatter youth forum in Canada and the Global Safety Network summits.

Expanding our Safety Advisory Board: We recently welcomed Project Rockit - and organization dedicated to tackling bullying in school communities - to our Safety Advisory Board.

Youth Portal is essentially an online resource center, which has guides on how users can control their Facebook settings, along with more information about the tools the platform offers and how to apply them. This work builds on its existing programmes: Skuola.net, Diana Award, Childnet, SaferNet and the Learning Links Foundation.

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