Dubbed the Youth Portal, the tool is intended to give teens tips and tricks so that they can better understand how to control their Facebook settings, like determining who is allowed to see certain posts.
The portal also aims to aid them in learning how other teenagers use Facebook to raise awareness about humanitarian issues.
The move is likely a reaction to the social network’s need to better protect children to comply with new EU laws, which prohibit the collection of certain types of data from children.
Facebook’s, Global Head of Safety, Antigone Davis, said in an official post that the Youth Portal focuses on four main aspects, the first of which is education.
“[It offers teens] 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,” she said.
There’s also Peer Voices, which comprises first person accounts from teens around the world about how they are using technology in new and creative ways, as well as tips on things like security, reporting content, and deciding who can see what you share.
Teens can also “find advice on what to do if you need a social media break, and some guidelines for how to get the most out of the internet”, Davis added.
But is the portal enough, and will teenagers even use it?