Our response to new safety features proposed by Ask.fm

19 Aug 2013 UK SIC

Earlier today, Ask.fm announced a series of measures they are proposing to make to improve user safety on their website. Find more here. Here is our response to this announcement:

“We are delighted by the changes proposed by Ask.FM today.  Introducing additional moderation and safety staff, and making the reporting function more accessible will go a long way to reducing cyber-bullying on the site. We are also pleased to see an increased visibility of the Anonymous “opt out” option. We strongly advise users, especially children, to switch off anonymous questions, and to report any abuse they see on the site, whether targeting them, or other users. We will continue to offer advice to Ask.FM about their processes, to ensure users have a positive and safe experience.”

Also see our response to Ask.fm’s open letter released last week. 

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