Facebook on Tuesday stepped up ways to battle bullying and harassment at the leading social network.
The initiative calls for new tools and programs to help users control “unwanted, offensive or hurtful experiences on Facebook,” global head of safety Antigone Davis said in a blog post.
“Everyone deserves to feel safe on Facebook,” Davis said.
Facebook users will be able to hide or delete groups of comments, including responses, instead of having to remove them one at a time, according to Davis.
The feature was rolling out on desktop computers and Android-powered mobile devices and promised to reach versions of the application on Apple gadgets in the coming months.
Facebook also began letting people report bullying or harassment on behalf of friends reluctant to complain to the social network themselves.
“Being the target of unwanted attention can be stressful and some people may not feel comfortable reporting a bully or harasser,” Davis said.
“If you see a friend or family member being bullied or harassed, now you can report someone on their behalf.”