Mobile phone security set to be improved?

13 April 2010 — 7:21 PM

Mobile phone safety measures could soon be introduced.

Parents of children who use mobile phones may be interested in hearing new discussions are reportedly underway between social networking site Facebook and the British child protection agency.

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection centre has previously criticised Facebook for not installing panic buttons on every page but the site has said it will make an announcement about this following the meeting.

Young people may find they are increasingly using social networking sites on their home computer or on their mobile phone and news to improve their safety might be welcomed by many parents.

Tony Neate, managing director of Get Safe Online, said: "If this can save one child from any form of abuse, then it's a good thing. I think that giving easy access to people to be able to record this type of problem is crucial."

He added that he supports the call for social networking sites and potentially other sites to implement this technology.

A recent report from Halifax found that children in the UK spend an average of £383 on technology - including mobile phones - each year.

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