Bumble Launches ‘Stand for Safety’ Initiative with Women’s Safety Guide to Combat Online Abuse – Technology News, Firstpost
PF trendMarch 24, 2021 6:47:51 PM IST
Dating app buzz launched a new “Stand for Safety” initiative, which includes a safety guide for women to protect themselves from online abuse. This was done in collaboration with Safecity, a public safety platform owned by the Red Dot Foundation. buzz allows women to make the first contact with paired male users. The initiative will help women identify, prevent and combat online abuse. “Stand for Safety” mainly emphasizes the zero tolerance policy in matters of hatred, aggression or intimidation.
This follows a recent investigation by buzz, which suggests that 83 percent of women in India experience online harassment. One in 3 women experience it every week. Additionally, it was found that 70% of women believe that online bullying has increased during the coronavirus lockdown, another downside of the pandemic.
Priti Joshi, vice president of strategy and global operations at Bumble, said in a press release: buzzAs part of the Stands for Safety initiative, we hope to equip and empower women in India with information crucial to understanding and recognizing, preventing and combating digital abuse. We are happy to collaborate with Safecity who have done an incredible job in creating safer spaces for women around the world. We will continue to demonstrate our commitment to building safer and healthier relationships on our platform and in our communities. “
buzz ensures a safe environment by allowing women in India to add only the first initial of their name and then replace it with the full name once they feel comfortable.
Other security features include the ability to easily block and report someone, a photo verification feature to make sure no one is masquerading as someone, and the private AI-based detector to notify users of any nudes sent to them.
buzz has also updated its terms and conditions in an effort to ban body-shaming.