1. Post #1
    Starpluck? More like StarFUCK!!
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    September 2008
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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/10572375.stm
    BBC posted:
    Facebook has announced it will allow a "panic button" application on its social networking site.


    The button, aimed at children and teenagers, will report abuse to the UK Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (Ceop) and Facebook.


    Once installed, the application appears on their homepage to say that "they are in control online".


    The launch follows months of negotiation between Ceop and Facebook, which initially resisted the idea.


    Ceop, the government law enforcement agency tasked with tracking down online sex offenders, called for a panic button to be installed on social networking sites last November.
    Bebo became the first network to add the button with MySpace following suit, but Facebook resisted the change, saying its own reporting systems were sufficient.


    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.
    Forty-four police chiefs in England, Wales and Scotland, signed a letter backing Ceop's call for a panic button on every Facebook page.


    'Reassurance for parents'

    The agreement to launch a child safety application is the culmination of months of negotiation between Ceop and Facebook.


    Jim Gamble, Ceop's chief executive, said in a statement: "Our dialogue with Facebook about adopting the ClickCeop button is well documented - today however is a good day for child protection.



    "By adding this application, Facebook users will have direct access to all the services that sit behind our ClickCeop button which should provide reassurance to every parent with teenagers on the site."



    Facebook's head of communications in the UK, Sophy Silver, told BBC News that the new app would integrate reporting into both Facebook and Ceop's systems.
    "Both sides are happy as to where we have got," she said.


    "We still have the Facebook reporting system and by having a pre-packaged application that users play an active part in, you not only help keep them safe, it makes all of their friends aware too, and acts as a viral awareness campaign.


    "Ultimately though, this makes for a safer environment for users and that's the most important part," she added.


    In addition to the online reporting application, a new Facebook/Ceop page is being set up, with a range of topics that, it is hoped, will be of interest to teenagers, such as celebrities, music and exams. It will link these subjects to questions about online safety.

    It's such a stupid idea.
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  2. Post #2
    WeekendWarrior's Avatar
    February 2010
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    It's not mandatory, but it shouldn't be there in the first place if parents controlled their childrens internet usage.
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    November 2009
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    Well, I can tell that this is going to be a huge failure. I just know that someone will abuse it every time someone says something that the person doesn't like.
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    October 2009
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    Couldn't this get abused somehow? Like if one child/teen doesn't like another child/teen or someone they had a argument on the net over FB, they'll just press the panic button...
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  5. Post #5
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    October 2005
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    CEOP: Everyone is a pedophile
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    February 2009
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    Couldn't this get abused somehow? Like if one child/teen doesn't like another child/teen or someone they had a argument on the net over FB, they'll just press the panic button...
    I'm sure it'll get abused a bit, but of course Facebook will prepare for that as well.

  7. Post #7
    Once installed, the application appears on their homepage to say that "they are in control online".
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    :f5h::smug:
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  9. Post #9
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    July 2007
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    This.

    I can think of plenty of people that would go to a library and just report everyone they don't like
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    Dennab
    June 2009
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    So fucking retarded, and half of these people are going to be whores who have their titties hanging out on their default pictures.
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    September 2006
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    I'd laugh if it didn't actually do anything and they just put it there to shut people up.
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    Yep, everyone do their part, press that shit as fast and as often as possible, wherever, whenever.

  13. Post #13
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    May 2009
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    hey facebook!
    why can't you just add decent security just like everyone wants you to?
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  14. Post #14
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    GameDev's Avatar
    February 2010
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    So... It's a rape whistle for Facebook?

  15. Post #15
    Frazah's Avatar
    June 2010
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    This is so stupid.

  16. Post #16
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    Dennab
    June 2009
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    I'm not sure if I understood the purpuse of the button, is it there so you can report sex offenders/pedos?
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    IN CASE OF PENETRATION, PRESS BUTTON
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    December 2006
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    Oh well that was easy.
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    May 2009
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    That is fucking stupid

  20. Post #20
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    May 2009
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    Stupid idea, a little kid isn't going to know when to press it and when not to. And if they are a teenager then they should be smarter then that.
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    I thought the very point of grooming a kid is that they don't realise you're a pedo until it's too late.
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    I thought the very point of grooming a kid is that they don't realise you're a pedo until it's too late.
    Exactly, so what does this button acheive?

    Oh no this person wasn't who they said they were, better run home and press the Facebook panic button. Woopsy I can't do that because I'm now kidnapped by this person.

    I can also see kids using it on teachers who they don't like. Though hopefully it shouldn't be as easy as click a button to get someone in big trouble.

  23. Post #23
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    March 2008
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    Hmm, this nice boy wants a date with me, better press the button, just in case...
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    November 2006
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    Push button, receive waaaaaamulance.
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  25. Post #25
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    May 2008
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    It's a stupid idea but I'm amazed by the amount of 30-40 year olds hitting on my female friends who are like 16/17
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    November 2006
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    Greeaaat now whoever made that fake facebook account of me will get the panic button hit and the police will swarm me for picking my nose.
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    October 2005
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    It's a stupid idea but I'm amazed by the amount of 30-40 year olds hitting on my female friends who are like 16/17
    Well then the panic button won't apply to them, since they're 16 and thus old enough to consent.
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  28. Post #28
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    June 2010
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    Clickclickclickclickclickclickclickclickclickclick clickclick!!!
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  29. Post #29
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    January 2008
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    This will be misused to hell.

  30. Post #30
    I LOVE ANIME AND MAGICAL GIRLS BUT DONT TELL ANYONE
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    January 2008
    11,522 Posts
    suddendly, your mother is a pedo. And so is your uncle. And so are you.

  31. Post #31
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    October 2005
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    suddendly, your mother is a pedo. And so is your uncle. And so are you.
    No John, you are the paedos.
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    July 2010
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    I look forward to not using it at all.

  33. Post #33
    Into The Lasagnaverse
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    October 2008
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    I see 4chan abusing this.
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    Nekrietns's Avatar
    July 2008
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    So... It's a rape whistle for Facebook?

  35. Post #35
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    February 2009
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    Christ, can't they teach kids common sense and thinking for themselves!
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    June 2010
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    So it reports the UK Child Exploitation , what if your not in the UK?
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    May 2007
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    I wish they would get some decent method of protection :frown: So many people I know are in or have been in regular contact with obvious paedophiles.. And it's not about being stupid or not just young girls are pretty easily exploited.

  38. Post #38
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    August 2007
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    Oh wow, I don't see this working.

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