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Facebook Updates Its Anti-Cyber Bullying Feature

CNN.com - Facebook is changing how bullying content is reported. It's giving users tools to better communicate their feelings and handle conflicts themselves. The changes are the result of collaborations with Yale, Columbia and Berkeley that involved months of research and focus groups with kids, teachers and clinical psychologists.

For example, if a 13-year-old boy (you have to be at least 13 to sign up for a Facebook account) wants to report a mean or threatening post or image a schoolmate has put on Facebook, he can click "This post is a problem" (a new phrase chosen to replace the stiff "Report") and go through a series of casually worded questions to determine what kind of issue he's having and how serious it is. There's even a grid for ranking his emotions.

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