Tag: child protection
The Byron Report part 2 – Brown asks child psychologist for a four-year follow up
Impressed by her recent work and her sensitively-angled head, Gordon Brown has asked Dr Tanya Byron to compile a follow-up paper to her recent report on online child safety.
“The prime minister has asked if I would come back in 2011…
Government to release social networking guidlines for parents
The Government is set to publish guidelines on Friday on the dangers of social networking sites for children in the latest move to scare the bejesus out of parents all over the UK.
The 79-page document makes recommendations that sites like Facebook, Bebo and the other usual suspects should be forced to carry adverts for the 999 emergency service…
MWC 2008: Mobile operators collaborate to prevent access to child sexual abuse websites
Though mobile operators are usually in direct competition with one another, it’s encouraging that, where the subject really matters, they can cooperate to help combat a problem.
The GSM Association, the global trade association for mobile operators, has announced the launch of the Mobile Alliance against Child Sexual Abuse Content, which aims to block those who wish to access or profit from websites depicting child sexual abuse.
Their concern is that, with the continued rollout of high-speed mobile networks (mobile broadband), those determined to access such material will move from more conventional technology to the mobile space.
New British Anti-Grooming Engine to prevent online grooming and cyber-bullying
A new system from the British child protection technology specialist Crisp Thinking aims to prevent online grooming and cyber-bullying. Due for installation with UK Internet Service Providers and Instant Messaging networks in January, the Anti-Grooming Engine (AGE) is supposed to…