Facebook just launched a new page in the Family Safety Center to help raise awareness during Bullying Prevention Month. It helps users navigate through different partners and all the specific actions that can be taken to prevent bullying, like how to report bullying and education around the Support Dashboard.
The multifunctional Support Dashboard launched earlier this year and Facebook recently announced it’s available to 100% of its users. This tool lets users track reports they’ve made about bullying or abuse as they’re being resolved.
Facebook has had a comprehensive system in place for a while to field social reporting, but users often complained that they didn’t know what happened after they made reports.
The social network is also collaborating with the Ad Council to launch a massive bullying prevention advertising campaign for TV, print and online.
Ad Council content will be prevalent within Facebook’s “Stop Bullying: Speak Up” program which has gone into its second year with more than one million likes.
Facebook is the world’s largest social network, with over 1 billion monthly active users. Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg in February 2004, initially as an exclusive network for Harvard students. It was a huge hit: in 2 weeks, half of the schools in the Boston area began demanding a Facebook network. Zuckerberg immediately recruited his friends Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes, and Eduardo Saverin to help build Facebook, and within four months, Facebook added 30 more college networks. The original...