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Tiktok and Meta seek to eradicate sexual cyberbullying against minors

Mexico City /

Meta, the company that owns Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, has partnered with Tik Tok to promote the “Viraliza su voz” campaign, which seeks to prevent practices that harm the integrity of children and adolescents , such as harassment, sexting, and bullying. .

Through community standards and a suite of content, adults and minors will have more tools for identifying, preventing and reporting all forms of sexual violence.

Figures from a 2021 study on cybersecurity in companies, internet users and parents in Mexico showed that 10 percent of child users are between six and 12 years old, and 13.9% are between 12 and 17 years old.

According to the Inegi, In Mexico, 4 million 234 thousand 402 12- to 19-year-olds suffered cyberbullying during 2020, 39% of them through abusive messages, 27% had contact with false identities and 26% received sexual advances or suggestions.

The National Guard reported that in the same year cybercrime against minors increased by 157 per cent, and the crime of child pornography alone increased by 73%.

The foregoing refers to the need to incorporate policies inside and outside digital platforms to protect the integrity of the population exposed to these crimes, which the organization Aldeas Infantiles SOS, hand in hand with the National System for Protection of Boys, Girls and Adolescents. (SIPINNA), proven guides that available at the following link for parents, teachers, and carers to promote cybersecurity.

Meta and TikTok have incorporated filters into their Community Guidelines, thus preventing create accounts for children under 13, set up interaction filters and only teenagers who follow each other can view other people’s content and controls are provided to limit access to unwanted content and through cookies block content that is not suitable for this audience.