October 30th, 2010 10:09 EST
New Facebook Tool Enables Teens to Seek Help from Cyberbulling and Unwanted Contact and Report Online Dangers
~ "Find Help" Application by SafetyWeb.com Provides Teens with Instant Help~
Increasing concerns about teenagers` safety on Facebook has prompted SafetyWeb.com, the leading Web-based online monitoring software for parents, to introduce the new "Find Help" application on Facebook - http://apps.facebook.com/findhelp/. It`s the first online help tool of its kind that enables teens using Facebook to quickly report any violation to Facebook officials, while also connecting to the leading safety and crisis support organizations related to cyberbullying, child exploitation, suicide and depression, child abuse, runaways, drug abuse, hate issues, alcohol abuse, and LGBT issues.
Adding the "Find Help" to a teen`s Facebook profile offers a fast way to get help when problems arise online. For anyone who comes in contact with inappropriate behavior or content online, a simple click of the "Find Help" application will provide useful phone numbers and links for reporting the incidents. Organizations including the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children`s CyberTipline, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline and Facebook`s Abuse Reporting process are just a click away for teens in need of advice and/or reporting an incident.
"It is important that kids using Facebook and other social media be aware of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children`s CyberTipline and have access to a tool that makes it easy to report incidents to us," said Ernie Allen, President & CEO of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Social networks play a significant role in the lives of millions of people worldwide, particularly tweens and teens. There are tremendous benefits to connecting with others in these forums. However, unfortunately there is also a wide array of negative aspects and dangers from cyber bullying to online predators that are affiliated with these online interactions.
"Every day we see stories about teens who needed a helping hand online and
didnÂ¹t know where to turn," said Hemanshu Nigam founder and CEO of SSP Blue, also a SafetyWeb advisor, "I commend Safety Web for providing a simple and easy one stop solution to assist in a teenÂ¹s moment of crisis."
SafetyWeb is extremely pleased to be introducing "Find Help" as it`s needed more than ever in the wake of recent high profile cyber bullying cases that have tragically led to the suicides of teens and young adults.
More information about "Find Help" can be found at http://apps.facebook.com/findhelp/ and www.SafetyWeb.com.
About SafetyWeb, Inc.
SafetyWeb is the leading online monitoring software for parents that helps protect children`s online reputation, privacy and safety. The service scours the Web and across hundreds of social networking sites to deliver reports and immediate alerts on irregularities and dangers associated with kids` and teens` online activity. SafetyWeb provides automated parental alerts for cyberbullying, suicide/depression, drugs/alcohol, profanity, custom words. The service helps parents with tweens and teens monitor mobile phone activity such as text messages, calls, contacts and restricted usage times. Because SafetyWeb acts as an online guardian angel, they arm parents with information to determine acceptable and healthy online behavior. The company was founded by Michael Clark and Geoffrey Arone, who have worked on web sites that combined, serviced over 200 million register users. For more information on keeping kids safe on social networks and mobile, visit: www.SafetyWeb.com.
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