Bebo appoints Rachell O’Connell chief safety officer

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as hinted at on this blog bebo confirm Rachell O’Connell will be their chief safety officer as of July 17th.
[from netimperative.com] Social networking site Bebo has appointed Dr Rachel O’Connell as its new chief safety officer.

O’Connell will report directly to CEO, Michael Birch and will focus on the area of Corporate & Social Responsibility for the company in the US and Europe.

She will be leaving her current position as Director of the Cyberspace Research Centre, part of the Department for Forensic and Investigative Science at the University of Central Lancashire (UK), to join Bebo on 17 July 2006.

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Having launched just eleven months ago in July 2005, Bebo operates in the UK, Ireland, and New Zealand, US, Australia and Canada, with a total of 25 million registered members turning 3 billion monthly page views worldwide.

Bebo was one of the first social networking sites to partner with organisations like wiredsafety.org to create safety tips on issues such as cyberbullying and online safety.

Michael Birch, CEO and founder of Bebo commented: “Rachel is one of the world’s leading authorities on internet safety and security and her knowledge and experience makes her perfectly positioned to help Bebo address these issues as it moves forward. We have always taken matters of privacy and internet safety very seriously and this appointment reconfirms Bebo’s commitment to addressing these concerns.?

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