Safety Measures Resources Updated at Facebook Site

Recently, cyber bullying stories have hit the news, which are alarming. In line with this and in its commitment to improve its safety measures, popular social network site Facebook has updated its “Safety Center.”facebook-shot

“There’s no single answer to making the Internet or Facebook safer. That’s why we’re introducing new tools and advice for parents, educators and teens. We want our approach for improving safety to be as simple, easy and effective as our approach to improving Facebook’s user experience,” said Vice President of Global Communications and Public Policy at Facebook Elliot Schrage.

With topics categorized for parents, educators, teens, law enforcement and general public, the center’s resources ranged from what to do when one is getting harassed by messages or posts, blocking someone, reporting abuse and/or cyber bullying, what to do with objectionable content, suicidal tendencies even up to reporting sex offenders.

Last December, the site removed accounts of sex offenders identified by the New York State Attorney General’s Office. The day before the launch, officials of Facebook met child advocacy officials in the United Kingdom where a teenage girl was kidnapped and murdered by a man she met at the site.

You can check the Safety Center site at this link.