Facebook resist panic button pressure

14/04/2010

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Social Networking site Facebook has said that it will reorganise its approach to child safety, but that it won't include the panic buttons that UK police are calling for.

It comes as the head of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection centre Jim Gamble has been lobbying the US company to install the buttons and take child safety more seriously.

Facebook has said that among other changes it will now include a direct link from it's security centre to CEOP for those that want to report suspected grooming.

The company also promised to provide five million pounds worth of free advertising to safety organisations.

CEOP said that while it welcomed many of the changes it also warned that critical issues remained unresolved.ADNFCR-2575-ID-19720332-ADNFCR