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Facebook offers these tools to help you deal with bullying and harassment.
Facebook doesn’t tolerate bullying. Period. It’s a violation of the Facebook Community Standards and the Facebook Terms. We remove bullying content when we become aware of it and may disable the Facebook account of anyone who bullies or attacks another.
You can block someone who is bothering you from your account settings. Learn more.
If someone reaches out to you for help, respond and let them know you’re there for them. Here are a few other things you can do to help:
If you see something on Facebook that you don't like, but it doesn't violate the Facebook Terms, you can use the report links to send a message to the person who posted it asking them to take it down. For example, let's say someone posts a photo of you that you find embarrassing.
We remove things that don't follow the Facebook Terms (ex: nudity, bullying, graphic violence, spam). If you come across something on Facebook that doesn't follow the Facebook Terms, use the report link near the post or photo to submit a report.
If someone is controlling or monitoring your activity on Facebook, you have options. Depending on the circumstances, you could change the privacy settings on your Facebook account so that this person can’t access your information. If this isn't enough, please review our information on bullying.
If you're receiving unwanted messages, you can move them to your Other folder, change your filter preferences or block the sender.
If you see a friend being targeted or bullied on Facebook, please report this to us. If you think your friend needs help right away, let someone you trust know, like a parent or teacher.
Suicide hotlines provide help to those in need. Contact a hotline if you need support yourself or need help supporting a friend. If you're concerned about a friend, please encourage the person to contact a hotline as well.
Facebook takes the safety of the people who use it very seriously and takes significant efforts to make sure that the interactions encountered on the site are done so in a safe manner.
To unfriend someone, first go to that person's profile.
If you think someone you know may be in danger, please contact the authorities. To report a missing person or runaway to Facebook, please fill out this form.
When we become aware of an account representing a child under the age of 13 we promptly delete that account and all of the information associated with it.
Depending on your teen’s age, you might go through their privacy shortcuts and account settings together and make selections you’re both comfortable with. No matter how old your child is, we recommend that you make using Facebook responsibly part of an ongoing conversation about the internet and technology.
If you're uncomfortable with a chat conversation, consider blocking that person or report the messages as spam or abuse.
Fake Timelines created to imitate real people (impostor accounts) aren't allowed on Facebook. If someone created an account pretending to be you, go to the Timeline on a computer, click the gear icon dropdown and select Report/Block.
If someone posts something you don't like on your Timeline, you can delete the post.
If this photo or video violates the Facebook Terms please use the report links to flag this for us. If you believe this photo violates your child's privacy rights, please review our information on image privacy rights.
We are generally forbidden by privacy laws against giving unauthorized access to someone who is not an account holder. We encourage parents to exercise any discretion they can on their own computers and in overseeing their kids' internet use.
In most jurisdictions, Facebook requires everyone to be at least 13 years old before they can create an account. In observance of laws in South Korea and Spain, we require anyone living in these countries to be at least 14 years old before they can create an account.
The Facebook Network of Support (NOS) is comprised of five leading LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) advocacy organizations in conjunction with MTV’s "A Thin Line" campaign.
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If you've reported something for not following the Facebook Terms, you may have the option to check the status of your report from your Support Dashboard. Please keep in mind that only you can see your Support Dashboard.
If you don't have a Facebook account and you need to report abuse or harassment on Facebook, please fill out this form.
If you encountered content or photos that indicate someone is in immediate physical danger related to human trafficking, please contact 911 or local law enforcement for help.
Facebook requires everyone to be at least 13 years old before they can create an account (in some jurisdictions, this age limit may be higher). Creating an account with false info is a violation of our terms. This includes accounts registered on the behalf of someone under 13.
You can report spam using the report links near most things on Facebook. If you think the person posting the spam was hacked, tell them to visit the Security Section of the Help Center to get help. If your account is sending spam, reset your password.
Please ask law enforcement agents and legal professionals investigating a civil or criminal matter to review our Guidelines for Law Enforcement.
Even well-meaning friends sometimes tag you in photos that are unflattering or that you'd rather not share. If you’re not happy with a photo you’re tagged in, you can remove the tag.
Content that attacks people based on their actual or perceived race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability or disease is not allowed.
There are several things you can do to stay safe on Facebook. Learn how to use Facebook's privacy shortcuts and settings to comfortably share and connect with others.
Remember that if you're tagged in something you don't like, you can remove the tag. Additionally, please note that Facebook provides different channels for reporting abuse. Learn more.
If you're trying to request the removal of your image for privacy law reasons, please visit the image privacy rights section of the Help Center.
If you've encountered a direct threat of suicide on Facebook, please contact law enforcement or a suicide hotline immediately.
If someone created a Facebook profile pretending to be you and you don’t have a Facebook account, please file a report.
If your child is under 13: If you'd like to request the removal of an image of your child aged under 13, please fill out this form.
Convicted sex offenders are not allowed to use Facebook. If you've encountered an account that may belong to a convicted sex offender, please report this to us.
If you see an objectionable advertisement and the web address in your browser window begins with "http://apps.facebook.com/", this is most likely an advertisement running within an outside app and not through Facebook.
People are not allowed to use Facebook to recruit, transport, provide, obtain or harbor people for the purpose of exploiting them. If you've encountered anyone engaged in this behavior on Facebook, please contact law enforcement immediately.
You can report apps or games that don't follow our policies.
Learn how to report a fake account on Facebook.
If your friend or family member is mentally or physically unable to maintain their Facebook account, we may be able to help you remove it.
We will memorialize the Facebook account of a deceased person when we receive a valid request. Learn more.