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Bumble partners with Safecity to deliver a safer internet

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Bumble partners with Safecity to deliver a safer internet.

The Bumble dating app has launched a new “Stand for Safety” initiative as part of its mission to create a safer, gentler and more respectful internet. In response to ever-growing security concerns, Bumble is releasing a Guide to Safety, in partnership with Safecity, the Red Dot Foundation’s flagship public safety platform.

With this, the company aims to empower Indian women to identify, prevent and combat the increase in digital abuse. Through this initiative, Bumble continues to demonstrate its commitment to a zero tolerance policy for hate, aggression or bullying of any kind.

Commenting on this, Priti Joshi, Vice President of Strategy at Bumble, said: “Through Bumble’s Stands for Safety initiative, we hope to equip and empower women in India with crucial information to understand and recognize, prevent and fight digital abuse. We are happy to collaborate with Safecity who have done an incredible job in creating safer spaces for women around the world. We will continue to demonstrate our commitment to building safer and healthier relationships on our platform and in our communities. ”

A recent national survey by Bumble found that 83% of women surveyed in India experience some form of online harassment, and 1 in 3 women experience it every week. 70% more women think cyberbullying has increased since the lockdown was announced in 2020. More than half (59%) of women surveyed said they did not feel safe and just under half (48%) feel angry.

Speaking on the partnership, ElsaMarie D’Silva, Founder of the Red Dot Foundation, said: “We are delighted to partner with Bumble and raise awareness about digital rights and online safety. Many women are silenced and intimidated in online spaces due to the harassment and intimidation against them. Today’s environment demands that everyone be comfortable and knowledgeable when accessing and using digital spaces for various aspects of life. We hope our safety guide will help them navigate these spaces safely and with confidence. “

Bumble is committed to fostering a safe and inclusive space for its community to connect for healthy and fair relationships. As a geographic feature of the Bumble community in India, a woman can choose to use only the first initial of her name to create her Bumble Date profile and can share her full name with connections when she feels ready and ready. ‘easy.

Bumble has robust blocking and reporting functionality in the app, and has made it easy for its community to block and report anyone who makes them uncomfortable on our app, or anyone whose behavior goes against our community directives. Bumble also has a photo check feature to help prevent cat fishing in the app.

Another feature of Bumble that leverages AI, Private Detector is able to capture, blur and alert users that they have received an unsolicited nude image, making it the user’s choice to delete, display or report the image. Bumble recently updated its terms and conditions to explicitly prohibit any unsolicited and derogatory comments made about someone’s appearance, body shape, height or health, and has become one of the first apps of social networking to ban bodily humiliation.

The app uses automated backups to detect comments and images that violate its guidelines and terms and conditions, which can then be passed to a human moderator for review.

The Bumble community in India can also access the in-app safety guide at its recently launched Safety + Wellness Center, a resource center designed to help our global community provide them with a safe and healthy dating experience.

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