Facebook FINALLY Surrenders to Criticism & Adds “Panic Button”

Facebook Bows to Pressure!

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article entitled: Why is Facebook Panicking about the Panic Button? Thoughts & Insights. The main reason for that post was trying to figure out why Facebook was refusing to add the Panic Button and speculating the reasons behind such a decision.

However, it seems that Facebook has finally bowed to the pressure and began providing a new application which allows young users to report suspicious behavior.

What Does This Application Do?

This application allows all Facebook users to access an advice center from their home page where they will be able to report suspected grooming or inappropriate sexual behavior.

Joanne Shields, Facebook’s vice president, acknowledges that the new app likely won’t be a “silver bullet” of social networking safety. She insists that the industry, the parents, the police and the young people themselves need to be well educated about their online activities and the threats that might face them as a result.

“Let’s Move” Fighting Child Obesity — Learn Social Media By Example

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According to government data, obesity in the United States now carries the hefty price tag of $147 billion per year in direct medical costs, just over 9 percent of all medical spending.

In fact, people who are obese spend almost $1,500 more each year on health care — about 41 percent more than an average-weight person. “Beyond those costs are the disability and early deaths caused by obesity“, says Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Therefore, First Lady Michelle Obama kicked off a campaign to try to end childhood obesity within a generation. The campaign is called “Let’s Move.”

Idea & Objectives:

For the first time in American history, children’s life expectancy may be shorter than their parents’. This called for fast and effective actions to be made!

“Let’s Move” aims to do for healthy eating and exercise what the government’s anti-smoking campaign did in the 1960s: change how people think about their health.

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