The mammoth social networking site Facebook has come under fire over the past few years over their security features and the rise of social media harassment. The upcoming release of a whole new set of improved Facebook anti-bullying tools is a dramatic step forward for the company towards creating an altogether safer online community.
Featuring an unprecedented shift towards greater community based initiatives, these Facebook anti-bullying tools offer an increased range of options and information for users who feel they are being the target of unwanted attention or behaviour. For example, users who use Facebook's incident report system now have the option to include an authority figure from their own network in their correspondence with the site -- a small but important change that puts the focus of resolution within that person's own community.
The hope is that these dramatic improvement to Facebook's anti-bullying tools will go a long way towards making social media safer, more user-friendly and more enjoyable for people of all ages, races and backgrounds.