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Media Literacy Council recognises good online behaviour on Safer Internet Day 2015

Zafirah Salim | Feb. 10, 2015
In support of SID, Facebook and MLC has launched a Bullying Prevention Centre in Singapore to offer useful tools and information for individuals being bullied, their friends, parents and teachers and even those accused of bullying.

"The new Bullying Prevention Centre is part of our ongoing commitment to provide safeguards to the people who use Facebook, especially young people. We hope that by putting this kind of information at people's fingertips when they need it we will be able to help them resolve these conflicts," said Mia Garlick, Head of Policy for Facebook Australia and New Zealand.

Professor Tan Cheng Han, Chairman of the Media Literacy Council, added that the Centre provides useful resources and practical tips for to help youths, parents and teachers deal with disagreements, conflicts and bullying to avoid the problem spiraling out of control.

"The Internet is just like the real world, but consequences are often magnified in the online world. It is our collective responsibility to make the world - Internet or otherwise - a better [place]," he said.

 

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