Facebook Launches 'Panic Button' for British Users

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Facebook recently launched new privacy controls and an online safety center, but now the social networking site is taking things one step further for U.K. users. With its new "panic button," British teens will be able to report cyberbullying, hacking and other inappropriate online behavior directly to the police with just one click.

The application called ClickCeop was created after months of negotiations between Facebook and Britain's Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (Ceop), which has already enlisted sites like Bebo and MySpace to add the button to their sites. Facebook, however, had been holding out because they felt that their safety measures were good enough.

But as BBC News reports, "Pressure mounted on Facebook following the rape and murder of 17-year-old Ashleigh Hall by a 33-year-old convicted sex offender, posing as a teenage boy, who she met on Facebook."
What do you think about the panic button? Do you think U.S. users should have access to a similar application on their Facebook pages or are is the current safety system enough to make you feel protected? %Poll-49372%

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