Facebook talks safety to its users

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The Independent Online

On April 13 social networking site Facebook announced it had launched a completely redesigned Safety Center to help inform parents, educators, teens and the law enforcement community about safety on social networks.

Facebook's Safety Center provides helpful tips about how users can protect their information on the web, what to do if you find someone has created an account and is trying to impersonate you, what you should do in the event of online harassment or the steps you should take if your ex starts to monitor your Facebook activity.

"There's no single answer to making the Internet or Facebook safer," said Elliot Schrage, Vice-President of Global Communications and Public Policy at Facebook.

"That's why we're introducing new tools and advice for parents, educators and teens. We want our approach for improving safety to be as simple, easy and effective as our approach to improving Facebook's user experience. Our Safety Advisory Board has been a tremendous resource in developing this next generation of safety resources and offering us ideas for new initiatives. Going forward, you'll see even more powerful - and simpler - safety innovations coming from Facebook."