Friday, September 15, 2006

Social Abuse on line - a danger to kids and organisations

The BBC reports Computing Which has called on social networking sites such as Bebo and MySpace to do more to police what users do.

A study of the sites by the consumer watchdog unearthed pornographic images, evidence of bullying and inappropriate adverts.

It also proved easy to pose as a child as the sites did no age or ID checks.

It is worth remebersing that the kids may be at risk but so too are corporate reputations using exactly the same deception and similar tactics.