Lyttle welcomes Facebook decision to install panic button

Alliance MLA Chris Lyttle has welcomed the decision by Facebook to install a panic button to report any suspicious activity to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre.

Chris Lyttle MLA said: “As a user of Facebook I welcome this move to make the social networking site as safe as possible for young people. But as a father I am reminded that we have responsibilities to teach our young people not to interact with strangers online, to tell their parents of any suspicious activity and to never to meet up with someone who they have met on the internet.

“A lot of young people are unaware of the dangers that they may face online so I would encourage parents to get involved and ensure that their children are using the internet safely.

“I hope that Facebook and CEOP will work to ensure that this safety button is user friendly for young people.”


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