CEOP claims success for Facebook 'panic button'
Threefold increase in reports
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre has received 211 reports of "suspicious activity" on Facebook since the launch of a branded app last month, it announced today.
By comparison, earlier this year CEOP said it received 257 complaints about activity on the dominant social network in three months.
The "ClickCEOP" button, an app available as an option for users to add to their profile pages, was launched following sharp criticism of Facebook's user safety features by CEOP chief Jim Gamble.
"The sheer numbers of people who have engaged with the app - including the volume of positive comments received via the wall - has shown that this move as been extremely well received by parents and young people alike," he said today.
More than 55,000 users have added the app, CEOP said.
According to Hitwise, Facebook has 26 million UK users. Children under 13 aren't allowed to register. ®
How many of those are valid?
How many of those complaints actually turn out to be valid and help capture a pedophile? And how many are friends reporting each other for a laugh/revenge?
CEOP button causes huge rise in paedophile numbers
we should ban CEOP now, if banning it saves just one child from an imaginary paedo then it will be worth it
Well they'd never call it a total failure would they.
How many of those 'reports' were people puching the button to see what happened, they happen to mention that?
What did they say the conviction rate was?
'Push this button for instant protection from something that can't actually harm you unless you're pig-thick enough to get on a bus and go visit them'.
I much preferred 'Do not press this button' followed by 'Do not push this button again' - Hitch Hiker's Guide style.
They should give themselves an award and send out press releases saying how they won their own platinum standard award for being so platinum-standard-worthy.