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Facebook Retools Its Safety Info Center

Jim Liebelt | Senior Writer, Editor and Researcher for the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University | Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Facebook Retools Its Safety Info Center

Facebook has revamped its safety information center to better help its 400 million users protect themselves while using the social network, the company said Tuesday.

The Safety Center has been retooled to try to make it more user-friendly, offer content from safety advocacy organizations, and provide advice for specific groups: parents, teenagers, teachers, and law enforcement officers.

Facebook compares staying safe online to learning stranger danger or the rules of the road.

"There's no single answer to making the Internet or Facebook safer," Elliot Schrage, vice president of Global Communications and Public Policy at Facebook, said in a statement. "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."

Source: CNET News