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Facebook clamps down on bullying with updated Safety Centre

Facebook has unveiled an updated version of the Facebook Safety Centre, as the social media giant looks to improve people’s experience on the platform.

The redesigned Safety Centre looks to help people set up their privacy controls, and included local resources and advice for teens, parents and educators.

The resource is available in more than 50 languages, is mobile friendly and features step-by-step videos.

The launch of the new Safety Centre also brings Facebook’s Bullying Prevention Hub – a resource for teens, parents and educators looking for guidance on how to prevent and address bullying – to a bigger, more global audience.

According to Facebook, the Bullying Prevention Hub was developed with the Yale Centre for Emotional Intelligence in 2013, involving 60 partners from across the globe.

“People come to Facebook to share their stories, see the world through the eyes of others and connect with friends and family,” Facebook says in a company blog post.

“Our mission is to give people the power to share and to make the world more open and connected. We want everyone to feel safe when using Facebook.”

The update to the Facebook Safety Centre follows news last week that Facebook announced it will relax some of its policies around content, essentially allowing more controversial posts as long as they are ‘newsworthy’.

“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,” says Antigone Davis head of Global Safety at Facebook.

“For Facebook, making the world more open and connected, giving people the power to share some of their most important moments, means keeping people and their information safe,” he says.

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