Facebook Called to add Panic Button

Facebook is being pressed by a British child protection agency to add "panic buttons" to its homepage at a meeting in Washington DC, according to the BBC.
Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) is criticizing Facebook for not having a "panic button" on every page of its website.
The button would alert police and possible other resources, such as CEOP, to potential pedophiles', according to Telegraph.
Alan Johnson, the home secretary, and Gordon Brown would like Facebook to install the panic button to their site, according to Telegraph.
Facebook said they will not add a panic button, but will add a CEOP to the site's Safety Centre.
Other sites, such as Bebo, have a panic button. Following the link takes people to a site on handling cyber bullying, viruses, distressing material and inappropriate sexual behavior, the BBC reported.
Facebook is scheduled to meet with CEOP in Washington on April 12 to further discuss the issue.
The suggestion for the button follows the murder of Ashleigh Hall, 17, last October in County Durham. Peter Chapman, a 35-year-old serial rapist met Hall on a social networking site, according to Telegraph. Chapman was jailed for at least 35 years after he raped, suffocated and dumped the teen's body in a field near Sedgefield.
Facebook said it was saddened by her tragic death.

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