Facebook Introduce New “Find Help” App To Stop Cyberbullying

In a bid to stop online bullying, social networking site Facebook has now introduced a new “Find Help” app. Recent media news has indicated that bullying particularly in teenagers is on the increase. With the help of SafetyWeb.com, a web-based monitoring site which looks into ways of stopping cyberbullying, has now stepped up a level incorporating Facebook into it’s campaign.

According to Zachary Sniderman at Mashable, the new app will give users the opportunity to report any inappropriate behaviour be it cyberbullying, child exploitation, suicide, depression, substance abuse and LGBT issues. For the person(s) who are suffering any of the above may find it difficult to approach an individual or organization for help and advice.

It is hoped that by clicking on the app they will have the confidence to come forward. The app will bring up links on how to report these issues as well as numbers for helpful organizations such as the National Suicide Prevention Hotline and Facebook Abuse Reporting.

What are your thoughts on this new app? Can it potentially bring it’s own problems such as false reports of abuse? Let us know your thoughts. Head on over to Mashable for more information.

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    Something has to be done about cyberbullying. Research has proven it is is a bigger and more serious problem than anyone could imagine. While the application may have some abuse, it is better than doing nothing at all. I applaud Facebook for taking cyberbullying seriously. That has been an argument for a while. If internet companies do nothing about this problem they should be liable for lawsuits, fines, and in extreme cases criminal prosecution. This is an effort on Facebook's part and while not perfect, a start. I am often critical of their lack of privacy and protection, but I want to give them credit when credit is now. Too bad TOPIX, won't follow suit and start moderating its own forums and require registration. In my view, they are by far the worst cyberbullying site on the net