Facebook announced a Safety Center on Monday, which will be available in over 50 languages including Hindi and can be accessed via a smartphone, desktop or tablet. Social network company Facebook has an active user base of 155 million in India and announced this safety center to help users tackle issues of online bullying, hacking and other cyber frauds.
According to Facebook, the redesigned center is meant to help create a platform that embraces self-expression while also ensuring a safe, welcoming community for all users.
Facebook is also partnering with more than 60 nonprofit organizations to help get the word out to its 1.7 billion users across the globe, hoping to address how the social network can sometimes be conducive to harmful and hurtful behaviors. The relaunched platform provides in-depth resources including videos and tips to encourage “safe and secure sharing.”
The original version of Facebook’s Safety Center was launched in 2010, and the Bullying Prevention Hub launched in 2013 in partnership with the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. Now, the social network has partnered with organizations like the International Bullying Prevention Association and the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative to make the resources more widely known and accessible.