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Facebook & Google Team Up to Keep Kids Safe Online


Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 14/04/2016. Facebook & Google Team Up to Keep Kids Safe OnlineTags: Parenting


Facebook has launched a new tool to protect children on it's social media platfrom from harrassment and bullying.

The tool notifies users if it detects that another person may be impersonating them through using their name or profile photo.

The tool has been tested in various areas around the world since November last year but it will be available worldwide from this week.

The move comes as Facebook announced that they are to team up with Google to host their first joint EU Child Safety Summit.

Over 100 Non Governement Organizations, policy makers and safety experts from across Europe, Middle East and Africa are expected to attend the conference in Dublin this weekend.

The impersonation alert tool is just the latest safety measure Facebook has taken to tackle cyberbullying. Earlier this year, they launched their 'Think Before You Share' resource and they also developed thier Bullying Prevention Hub, a support resource for teens, parents and educators.




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