Websites sign up to new internet standards code

Facebook and other social networking websites are to install “panic buttons” so children can alert the sites’ operators if obscene or inappropriate material is posted.The site is among 140 companies, charities and other groups who have signed up to new internet standards recommended by Tanya Byron, the government’s adviser on online safety. Ed Balls, the schools secretary, and Alan Johnson, the home secretary, will announce the new voluntary code on Tuesday. Gordon Brown may also take part in the launch.
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