Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) recently reinstated its policy through its Safety Centre. The company has also refurbished Bullying Prevention Hub, and launched a new update called Parent’s Portal. Through this new update, Facebook aims at empowering parents in keeping their kids safe at the online portal. The company said that they had introduced this update with vital inputs from safety experts, teenagers and parents from across the world.
Safety Center Update
As a part of the safety center update, Facebook’s new feature provides insight to the parents regarding specific things. The Parent’s Portal on Facebook will enable adults in learning about the proper working of this social networking site. Also, it will offer tips to the parents regarding communicating with their children and ensuring that they stay safe while accessing the site online.
The update has been launched with resources from across the world, and inputs have been provided by the experts of different countries. The new update can be found in 55 different languages and 11 out of these languages are Indian. The Parent’s Portal on Facebook offer tutorials to the parents in the form of step-by-step videos, which can also be accessed on the mobile.
A step to keep kids safe
The Public Policy Director of Facebook for Central & South Asia and India, Ankhi Das explained that the new update is a response to feedback that the company received from different sources. He said that there is a learning bridge regarding the working of this site among parents. The new update will help parents learn about Facebook resources, tools, safety policies and its complete working mechanism.
The company has joined hands with one Center for Social Research India. According to the center, this is a great update for the parents who can learn better ways to keep their children safe online. It must be noted that the number of cyber crimes, especially pertaining to Facebook, have been on a rise in the recent years. Most common targets of such crimes are teenagers and kids who do not know how to keep themselves safe while using the site.