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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.

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