Facebook Panic Button
Tuesday 13th July 2010
Today Facebook, in partnership with the CEOP
(Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre), has launched a
new application to enable users to download a Ceop button and
place it within their profiles on Facebook.
The application acts as a panic button that
users, in particular children and teenagers, can press if they feel
unsafe. The button will then report to the UK Child Exploitation
and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) and Facebook.
In addition to the online reporting
application, a new Facebook/CEOP page is being set up, with a range
of topics that, it is hoped, will be of interest to teenagers, such
as celebrities, music and exams. It will link these subjects to
questions about online safety.
While the button has yet to automatically
appear within all user profiles, it has the potential to make young
people safer in this environment. Click here
to download the button.