Nothing is more important than making sure the people who use our service feel safe. That's why we've created our Community Standards to clearly outline what is and isn't allowed on Facebook. Naturally, they prohibit any content that incites bullying, harassment or harm in any way, because no one should feel vulnerable when spending time online. Unfortunately, there are those who take advantage of the digital space and find ways to harm others. We have a range of measures to prevent this from happening, and also a wide-reaching set of tools to help you stay educated and aware.
Plus, we're always improving our safety tools. If you'd like regular updates on what's new, why not visit the Facebook Safety Page
A huge amount of amazing content is uploaded to Facebook every day. Unfortunately, some harmful content is published too. To tackle this, we've invested in technology that automatically detects harmful content, without a user needing to flag it to us. This allows us to proactively identify various types of activity, such as people posting anything featuring graphic violence, non-consensually shared intimate images or even things that may be suicidal. Then, we take appropriate action, such as removing it immediately, applying warning labels or working with mental health organizations to help those affected. For example, 86% of graphic violence content we removed in the first three months of 2018 was identified automatically, before being reported by users. This technology is helping us react more efficiently to keep you safe.
We've created the Facebook Safety Centre, an online resource with all the tools and information you need to have a safer and more positive experience on Facebook. It includes advice and support on a range of issues to help you – or to help you help your friends – in times of need. There's a Bullying Prevention Hub, an Online well-being section which includes support for suicide prevention, and also information for parents and young people, so that they can understand our platform better. We've also published guides on a broader range of topics that can be found in the Resources section. It's all been created to help you have the safest experience possible on Facebook.