Facebook has agreed to implement a panic button to improve the online safety of its younger users.
The button will only be available in the UK to start with but is expected to roll out globally over time – it would be smart to.
Kids just have to install the following application, http://apps.facebook.com/clickceop/
Child Exploitation and Online Protection Center – ClickCEOP
Once installed the ‘panic’ button will appear towards the top of a Facebook profile. The button can be click and will redirect to a site where online crime and bullying can be reported.
As mentioned this is only setup by the UK at the moment but government worldwide will no doubt want to follow this strategy.
For users in other countries, in the time being reports will be passed on to law enforcement in those other places.
This is a great move by The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Center & Facebook to improve online safety.