Meta has recently launched a revamped version of its Safety Center, which was designed to make it easier for users to find relevant information to address key issues and concerns, including direct access to various materials and resources, like its tools, guides, external resources, and more.
This new Safety Center UI provides simplified navigation, complete with direct links to different aspects, helping to guide users to the specific elements they need. According to Meta:
“In the center, you’ll find information about our general safety work as well as our resources for youth, women, LGBTQ+ safety, public officials, human rights defenders, journalists, and other communities. We also provide information that is helpful for knowing our safety tools and policies, preventing bullying and harassment, supporting mental health and well-being, online child protection, increasing digital literacy, and other issues.”
This updated format provides more direct, up-front access to each of these areas, making it easier to get to the key resources for your specific concerns. It’s a handy update, which will provide more ways for users to get assistance in specific areas and elements.
Meta’s constantly working to improve all of its health and safety tools, amid rising concerns about the negative impacts of Social Media on mental health and well-being. There’s a regular stream of academic studies that have highlighted the impacts of Social Media overuse, from impacting how teens view themselves, to exacerbating mental health issues, to reshaping, even going as far as to alter how an adolescent’s brain develops. There’s no denying that Social Media, and all the addictions tied to it, can lead to harmful and dangerous experiences, which makes resources like this all the more important and necessary, especially in modern society.
Besides Meta, every other platform is now also working to implement more limits and controls to help negate these detrimental elements, while regulators are also considering the best ways forward to protect people from harm on Social Apps. With that in mind, it’s a plus and a positive to see Meta making its range of resources more available, helping guide users toward the various tools that they can access for assistance.
Check out Meta’s updated UI here. Meta’s Safety Center is available in over 60 supported languages.