Facebook launches a Digital Literacy Library to help teenagers use the internet responsibly

Mail Online | 8/3/2018 | Harry Pettit For Mailonline
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Facebook has launched a new tool to help teenagers use the internet responsibly.

Its new 'Digital Literacy Library' is filled with free lessons and videos on topics such as privacy, internet security and building healthy relationships online.

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The company said the resource was designed to help young people 'build the skills they need to safely enjoy digital technology'.

Controversially, Facebook did not include any lessons about fake news with the tool.

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The topic has become a sore spot for Facebook after the social network was used to spread Russian propaganda disguised as impartial media reports during the 2016 US Presidential election.

'There are 830 million young people around the world, and this library is a resource for educators looking to address digital literacy,' Facebook said in a statement.

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Lessons included in the tool are designed to help teenagers avoid social media addiction, cyber bullying, and risking their personal data by using insecure apps.

The curriculum features advice on how to protect your 'online reputation', which means not posting comments or photos that could have real-world consequences.

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The company built the tool alongside the Youth and Media team at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.

It was designed as a resource for teachers and parents who want to teach children aged between 12 and 18 about how to act maturely online.

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The tool was built for use at home, in the classroom or for after-school programmes, and all lessons can be downloaded for free.

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