The social media giant has paired up with SpunOut.ie to produce a digital guide
Facebook and SpunOut.ie have teamed up to create a new social media initiative that urges young people to think before they share online. The safety guide reminds users of the need to be thoughtful when engaging in any activity online and to avoid upsetting others in the process.
"Most of the time, sharing is good. But if we aren't thoughtful about how we share, we run the risk of hurting ourselves or someone else," explains the document. "Also, remember that the things you share with your friends can end up being shared with others. That's why it's important to think before you share."
The document, which is available to read in full here, features three tips from Facebook.
Facebook users have a significant amount of control over who sees what information on their profile. It's worth taking time to go through the options and ensuring you are happy with yours.
The "Think Before You Share" document asks users to remember the following:
While the majority of the document looks to prevent any online instances of awkwardness, it does contain advice for users, should anything go wrong.
Users can find further information and support services at:
MediaSmarts.org, SpunOut.ie or Facebook.com/Safety.