Cyber bullying or online harassment is a reality as more and more people are joining in the virtual world.
Name any social media platforms, users have to face cyber bullying. Despite this fact efforts are on to address the issue with some several platforms coming up with new ways.
As the measures are on picture-sharing service Instagram too has chipped in with its own idea to make its users safe from cyber bullies.
A Washington Post report has revealed that the fast growing and popular Instagram is getting ready to unveil new tools against harassment.
Though the details are yet to come out, insiders said the tools will provide users an opportunity to choose which comments can be posted on their accounts. It is understood that by this way cyber bullies can be kept at bay.
Nicky Jackson Colaco, head of public policy for Instagram said: “Our goal is to make Instagram a friendly, fun and, most importantly, safe place for self expression.” Before launching the tools to all users, Instagram is first to roll out the new features to accounts of famous people and see how it works.
Once the experts at the platform will get satisfied they plan to introduce the tools to all users and it may take months to happen.
Right now Instagram that reached 500 million users allows users to post comments on photos and which uploads directly. But this may come to an end, meaning that users will have a lot of control on which comments to be visible and not.
It would be interesting to see how the fight against cyber bullying shapes up after the tools are unveiled.