Yesterday, Facebook announced new tools in the fight to reduce online bullying through its platform. Essentially, a two prong approach that involves using a combination of a safety education centre and enabling capabilities for reporting bullying or offensive content.
Here’s a couple of the newly added features:
These are the first big changes to its ‘Safety Centre’ since the program was started in the spring of 2010. And it is an important acknowledgment that Facebook supports anti-bullying campaigns. Apparently, the company’s plan is to also include feedback from teens about safe and appropriate use of the networking technology.
There’s no mention as to whether or not a monthly/annual general report of the reporting details will be shared and/or utilized for further research and prevention.