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Facebook expands Safety Center, Bullying Prevention Hub

Social media giant Facebook has relaunched its Safety Center and Bullying Prevention Hub with the aim of encouraging safe and secure sharing among its users.

The Safety Center and Bullying Prevention Hub have been redesigned with the help of more than 60 nonprofit organizations, including International Bullying Prevention Association and the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative, providing comprehensive tools in more than 50 languages, including Filipino and Bisaya.

Facebook expands Safety Center, Bullying Prevention Hub (Facebook / MANILA BULLETIN)

Facebook expands Safety Center,
(Facebook / MANILA BULLETIN)

“People come to Facebook to share some of their most important moments in life, and we’ve built the Safety Center to help people control their experience on our platform and feel safe being themselves,” Facebook’s head of global safety Antigone Davis said in a post.

Launched in 2010, the Safety Center, has been expanded to presents users with Facebook’s safety policies, tools and resources.

It especially equips users with tools to control what they share, who they share it with, what content to see and experience, and who can contact them.

Facebook Safety Center (Facebook / MANILA BULLETIN)

Facebook Safety Center
(Facebook / MANILA BULLETIN)

The site now allows users to run security and privacy checkups on their sites, aside from giving instructions on how to secure one’s account and protecting one’s information.

Instructions for friending, blocking, unfriending, unfollowing, following, and reporting are laid out.

Specialized guides and videos for women, military families and even “baby boomers’ are also available in the new safety center.

Facebook Bullying Prevention Hub (Facebook / MANILA BULLETIN)

Facebook Bullying Prevention Hub
(Facebook / MANILA BULLETIN)

Meanwhile, the new Bullying Prevention Hub, launched in 2013 with the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, now provides teens, parents, and educators a set of tips and tools to help in dealing with bullying.

It contains resources and strategies for those, especially teens, who have been the target of bullying, who want to help a friend who has been bullied, or who have engaged in bullying.

Parents and educators are also provided tools to help address bullying and prevent any harm to arise from bullying before it even begins.

“Bullying might make you feel embarrassed and like you’re all alone, but you’re not alone. Reach out to someone you trust to help you through the situation. No one should ever have to tolerate being bullied,” the company wrote.