Google, the world’s largest social network, has launched a new anti-bullying initiative, with its Chief Legal Officer, Edelman, saying it will help “fight cyberbullying”.
The social network has created an Anti-Bullying Team, with Edelman as the company’s CTO, to help its users understand what it means to be a bully.
“We’ve seen so many people come forward with stories about being bullied online and we want to make sure that people know that bullying is wrong,” Edelman told Mashable.
“Bullying is unacceptable.
We’re committed to ensuring that the technology that’s powering our social networks is free of any form of abuse or discrimination.”
The Anti-Bully initiative, which is in its infancy, aims to be “the ultimate online safety tool” that can help users stay safe from abuse online, Edelmann said.
“We want to be clear: We are not advocating for abuse.
We are advocating for education.”
It’s not the first time Google has taken action against harassment and bullying online, with other companies such as Facebook and Twitter recently announcing changes in how they tackle the issue.
Google also recently rolled out a new safety feature for users, which has now been rolled out across all its platforms.