Category Archives: CEOP

Sexual offences against children on the internet

  In my last but one blog I discussed some research published by Pew. It showed that a surprisingly high proportion of internet users in the USA thought the internet had been a bad thing for society as a whole. … Continue reading

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Online child safety – big things happening

  Here in the UK it has been a busy week and a good week for child safety on the internet. Later today the Prime Minister is holding an industry summit in Downing Street to review progress on the calls … Continue reading

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CHIS speaks out

  Just up on the Children’s Charities’ Coalition web site: their evidence to the Nominet Review and evidence to the DCMS Select Committee.¬†

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Calling time in the last chance saloon

  No one in the UK who is concerned with online child protection can today complain that the subject has been neglected by the media, senior politicians or top executives in the major tech companies. ¬†There has never before been … Continue reading

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Tackling online child sex abuse images

  Next Tuesday Maria Miller MP, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, will convene a meeting with senior executives drawn from some of the many large and diverse players who make up what we loosely call the … Continue reading

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The murkier side of apps and ecommerce

  The Office of Fair Trading is the UK’s competition watchdog. This is how they describe their work The OFT’s mission is to make markets work well for consumers. Markets work well when businesses are in open, fair and vigorous … Continue reading

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I thought I was unshockable…..

  Thanks to some excellent work by the NSPCC, aided and abetted by brilliant journalism on the part of The Daily Mirror, it feels like several pieces of a complex jigsaw have started falling into place. But the picture which … Continue reading

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No more low hanging fruit

  I have been reflecting on the achievements of the UK’s framework for making the internet a better and safer place for children and young people. We have an impressive record. Yet I was struck by a quite dramatic but … Continue reading

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Getting it wrong

  I have just read an article by T J McIntyre, a lawyer of University College Dublin. It is entitled Child Abuse Images and Cleanfeeds: Assessing Internet Blocking Systems. McIntyre sets himself the task of analysing three different approaches to … Continue reading

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No more alibis for inaction

  I believe several companies that engage in business on the internet, and their proxies, have taken a calculated and cynical view about some fairly fundamental issues. They know very well that the courts and judicial systems in their country, … Continue reading

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