Social networking site Facebook has formed an advisory board comprising five internet safety organisations for consultations on online safety issues.

The five entities from North America and Europe would act as a consultative group to the networking site on issues related to online safety.

“Facebook plans to regularly meet with board members to review the existing safety resources it provides its users, develop new materials, and seek advice on general safety best practices on an ongoing basis,” the networking site said in a statement on Sunday.

The five entities are Common Sense Media, ConnectSafely, WiredSafety, Childnet International and The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI).

Facebook said that it might increase the number of members, to broaden international representation on the board.

“The formation of a board to advise specifically on safety issues is a positive, innovative and collaborative step towards creating a more robust safety environment,” Elliot Schrage, Vice-President of Global Communications and Public Policy at Facebook said.

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