Facebook has launched a kid-friendly “panic button.” which would allow children to report abuse to the UK Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre. Although this application is only available in the UK, if it is successful it will become an integrated Facebook tool.
Kids, who are Facebook users, will be able to contact various online sites to obtain help if they encounter any suspicious behavior. This “panic button” application has been a long time request , but resisted by Facebook, even after the murder of a teenage girl last year, who was linked to this site.
Now with this sudden change in Facebook’s policy, their users can bookmark the clickCEOP service, or they can add it as an application by visiting http://facebook.com/clickceop. Facebook will also show an ad about this new application on the homepage of those users who are listed as between 13 and 18 years of age. This application promises to offer a direct access to all the security services that sit behind the ClickCEOP button, making Social Media more secure for kids and teenagers.