This week Facebook has rolled out a couple of new initiatives to help its community members better protect themselves against the security, privacy and other threats that have become all too common among users of social networking services.
The Facebook initiative has two parts: Facebook Security and Facebook Safety.
The Facebook Security page that has a lot of good basic information on protecting your identity, computer and privacy while using Facebook and the Internet.
The Facebook Security page is full of information on how to protect yourself from malware and other nasty bugs. Facebook Security has also partnered with McAfee, a leader in anti-virus software, to provide the Facebook community with information on the latest threats along with strategies to safeguard your computer.
The second half of this program is Facebook Safety, which provides resources for parents, teachers & teens to combat bullying, threats, embarrassing photos and other abusive behavior posted by other Facebook users. The Facebook Safety page also has information on how parents, educators, and teens can report abusive behavior and bullying to Facebook.
While Facebook has had these safety resources available before, it's nice to see them all packaged up in one spot. I think this new program will provide some invaluable resources for (nervous) parents and anyone else who works with teens and shows Facebook's commitment to keeping kids safe on Facebook.
Update (10/2015): Facebook has a new "Prevent Bullying" resource!