Facebook executives are due to meet the head of a British child protection agency in Washington to discuss safety measures on the social networking site.Here's an adult safety measure: if you're a "child protection agency," stay the hell out of politics. You waste time and effort coddling parents too damn lazy to make sure their children make sensible decisions about the online world. Panic buttons and other regulations are unlikely to help cure parental stupidity, and are more likely to just give sanctimonious thugs another opportunity to scream "pedophile!" at people who committed no harm.
It has been criticised by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (Ceop) centre for not installing "panic buttons" on every page.
Ceop's director Jim Gamble said the matter was urgent after the murder of a teenager by a man she met on the site.
Monday, April 12, 2010
According to the BBC: