By TheJudge 5 Years ago – 11 Replies
We've seen the tragic cases of cyberbullying and digital self harm on Ask.fm which has resulted in suicides in the media. They (Ask.fm new owners) have pledged their commitment to change their safety and support policies. How does everybody think the changes have made a difference? Has anybody been affected by cyberbullying or abuse while using the 'new' Ask.fm? Do you think they have a real commitment to change and protect their users or is it all just hot air?
Like a lot of the social media companies I think Ask.fm grew much quicker than the original founders could adjust to and unfortunately adequate safety and security policies weren't in place which resulted in the tragedies so widely reported in the media. The new owners have hired a security specialist in the hope that she can change their profile or the new owners have pledged to close it down. Personally, I think they need to do a LOT more than hire her. We need to be seeing all these platforms working with as many NGO's and non profits as possible to at least show they are trying everything They can to offer support to their users.