The number of times you’ve been on the receiving end of someone’s “I can’t take anymore” remark is on the rise.
But it’s not just the public eye that’s being made aware of this, and it’s also the likes of Facebook and Twitter.
A new survey by the social media giant revealed that more than a quarter of its users have experienced some form of abuse from their Facebook friends and relatives.
“As more people discover that the online environment is toxic, it can be difficult for them to know what to do,” says Sarah Haines, senior communications manager at Facebook.
“It can be a frustrating and frustrating experience for them, and for us, too.”
So what can you do?
As well as being aware of who’s doing this, you need to be aware of what you can do to stop it happening.
“Facebook’s community safety team is working hard to ensure that everyone can share and share safely and without fear,” Hainys says.
“That means sharing with the right people and not sharing information about a friend that’s shared with someone else.”
Facebook’s new guidelines state that any member of the public sharing an image of someone with “inappropriate” content is liable for the user’s post.
It also outlines how to report abusive behaviour on social networks, including via the ‘Report Abuse’ button in the feed.
“We’ve been in contact with people who have reported inappropriate posts and we encourage them to contact Facebook,” Hains says.
And the new rules go even further, encouraging people to report inappropriate posts through the ‘Safe Report’ button, which is located in the top right corner of the Facebook dashboard.
“When someone posts a negative comment, it will be automatically removed and removed quickly,” Haina says.
If a user’s behaviour isn’t removed, they can still report the issue to Facebook.
It’s also important to be mindful of your friends’ and family’s privacy settings.
Facebook says it doesn’t sell information about how you use the service, including your name, email address, and other personal details.
“While we do know how we use Facebook to connect people, we also don’t share that information with advertisers or other third parties,” Hays says.
There are also several privacy settings that allow users to block or block unwanted posts and photos.
Hainies advises people to review their privacy settings and update them if they don’t like them.
“If you think you might be affected by something you’ve seen on Facebook, it’s important to review your settings and make sure you are being truthful and keeping your information private,” she says.