The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (or CEOP) has blasted social networking sites for not adopting their “help” button.
The CEOP report button allows users to directly report any online abuse to personnel trained in dealing with these issues.
The good news is that Bebo is using the button, but the CEOP is lashing out at other sites such as Facebook and MySpace who have so far failed to follow suit.
Jim Gamble, Chief Executive of CEOP said: “What today means is that every member of the Bebo community has one-click access to a powerful tool that gives them safety help and advice as well as that ultimate reassurance, the ability to find their local police or to speak to us direct via an online reporting mechanism.”
“Our challenge to other social networking site providers is to match the commitment made by AOL Bebo today and to help make young users safer across all social networking sites.”