Facebook forms board on online safety

  @ibtimes on

Social networking site Facebook said it has formed an advisory board comprising five Internet safety organizations to consult on issues related to online safety.

Facebook plans to regularly meet board members to review existing safety resources it provides its users, develop new materials and seek advice on general safety best practices.

The first task of the board will be to oversee an overhaul of safety content in Facebook's help center.

The organizations on the board are Common Sense Media, ConnectSafely, WiredSafety, Childnet International and The Family Online Safety Institute.

Facebook and rival MySpace, owned by News Corp, have deals with state attorneys general to increase efforts to protect their youngest members from abuse.

Join the Discussion
Nintendo's Newest Kirby Game Is A Total Detour
Nintendo's Newest Kirby Game Is A Total Detour
Fitbit's First Activity Watch Falls Short
Fitbit's First Activity Watch Falls Short
Dying Light Is The Spiritual Successor To 'Dead Island'
Dying Light Is The Spiritual Successor To 'Dead Island'
The Last Mitsubishi Evolution
The Last Mitsubishi Evolution
The i8 Is Proof BMW Should Make More Mid-Engined Cars
The i8 Is Proof BMW Should Make More Mid-Engined Cars
QD Vision Shows Off Cheap 4K TVs
QD Vision Shows Off Cheap 4K TVs

More Video