New Delhi: Apple has announced that it is expanding its “Communication Safety” feature to more countries. A feature for the Messages app provides alerts and resources to a child’s device if they receive or attempt to send photos containing nudity, the tech giant said in a blog post on Tuesday.
The Messages app detects and blurs the image and offers age-appropriate guidance using on-device machine learning.
“At Apple, our goal is to provide people with technology that not only improves and enriches their lives, but also helps them stay safe online,” said Erik Neuenschwander, Director of User Privacy, Apple.
“We are proud to be an official supporter of Safer Internet Day in Europe – and we will continue to innovate every day to enable people to protect their families online.” he added.
The iPhone maker is also sharing free educational events online and at Apple Store locations to help “parents, guardians, teachers and child safety advocates make the most of family-friendly safety tools across Apple devices.”
In the App Store, Apple will highlight apps that create even more ways to support children’s safety, privacy and parental controls.
“Apple also offers a customized session for members of the Apple Education Community – a professional learning center designed for educators who use Apple technology. The course will provide useful information on how teachers can protect and educate children about Internet safety,” added Fig.
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