The 'report abuse' button on Facebook has been declared a success following a rise of abuse reports by 650 per cent.
Investigating agencies have reported a seven-fold increase in the number of abuse reports since the tab was launched onto users' profile page, the UK Press Association has reported.
Jim Gamble, the chief executive of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP), has said that there has been a significant rise in number of people using the ClickCEOP application on Facebook.
So far 211 people have used the application to report abusive content on the platform within a month of its launch, compared to only 28 complaints per month before its launch.
“There is no single answer to making the Internet safer but CEOP has taken a great step forward by setting up their ClickCEOP page to educate them about how to stay safe online,” said Joanna Shields, vice president at Facebook for Europe, Middle East and Africa.