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

By Jamie Pert - Jul 12, 2010

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.

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

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