Keeping Kids Safe On Facebook

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo and Facebook have reached an agreement to protect underage members from sexual predators and inappropriate content on the social networking site.

Facebook will speed up its process for addressing complaints about inappropriate content or unwelcome contact. In addition, an independent monitor approved by the New York attorney general's office will oversee Facebook's compliance for two years.

Facebook also will have to post its safety procedures on its site.

Cuomo notes the agreement with Facebook is distinct from an ongoing effort by the attorneys general of all 50 states. Those efforts are aimed at imposing age-verification requirements and other safeguards on all social networking sites.


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