Facebook wants to create a safer online community

Facebook recently announced a suite of new tools that may help your teen enjoy a safer online environment. The Safety Center features new tools for parents, teachers, teens and law enforcement – and it’s creation was advised by Internet safety groups Common Sense Media, ConnectSafely, WiredSafety, Childnet International and The Family Online Safety Institute.

The AP reports:

Some new features of the safety center include four times more content on staying safe, such as dealing with bullying online, an interactive portal and a simpler design.

The presence of sexual predators is a problem for social networking sites and their users.

Previously, Facebook, based in Palo Alto, Calif., has helped identify, and has disabled accounts of, registered sex offenders. In 2008, Facebook said it agreed to assist 49 Attorneys General to protect kids against Internet predators.

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