Facebook Finally Add Panic Button To Site

12/07/2010 11:45 | Updated 22 May 2015

After months of campaigning and discussions, Facebook has finally added a new application to their site for younger users to report suspicious behaviour.

The button will be available for all children aged between 13 and 18 (as children under 13 shouldn't be registered to the site), and it's a voluntary application.

The application will give them access to an advice centre which gives them useful information on what to look out for and how to report inappropriate behaviour. It will be clearly advertised on the Facebook home page.

This new move came as a result of the social networking site joining forces with the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre. They have been resistant to the use of a panic button in the past, however the increase in cases like Ashleigh Hall, 17, who was raped and murdered by Peter Chapman, 33, has led to the change. The serial rapist posed as a young boy to lure her to her death.

You can find out more about the new application on its page, Click CEOP.

What do you think about the new measures? Has the social media giant done enough?

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