Facebook Panic-Button: Should it be Set as Default?

 

By Posted 12 Jul 2010, 11:05

Today it has been revealed that the popular social networking site Facebook has agreed to add a new panic-button application, however experts believe that this should be built in to Facebook, as at the moment it looks like it will require the user to install the app.

The button will provide a quick and easy way for children and teenagers to report abuse, when you press the button it will inform both the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (Ceop) and Facebook.

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The main problem is that children and teenagers may not know when they are being ‘groomed’, therefore they may not install the panic button, which means there will still be plenty of online sex offenders ‘slipping through the net’.

Personally I feel that the panic button should be installed by default on all Facebook accounts for users under 18, perhaps this is what will happen, however at least adding the ClickCeop button is a step in right direction.

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Source: BBC

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/ninagosaimas ninagosaimas

    Somehow this may yield a good outcome if use properly, but we all know that in FB, its impossible. Take for example even those 'like' buttons, now used for trojan and worm propagation. Details. http://2su.de/LHm

  • Joshua Garrett

    I keep asking “where are the parents”. Seriously if you are allowing a teenager on facebook, or Internet at all parents should keep an eye on what’s going on…period. Stop using the Internet as a babysitter and the amount of kids being prayed upon would drop dramatically.