Category Archives: Child abuse images

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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Taking stock of the Coalitions

  In December, 2011, Vice President of the European Commission Neelie Kroes identified five areas where she wanted to see internet companies taking action to make the internet a better place for kids. In the name of self-regulation Kroes asked … Continue reading

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Professionals who help children – worrying numbers

  A little over a week ago the Marie Collins Foundation published the results of research they had carried out into the state of readiness of the children’s workforce in England to deal with online offending against children. Anecdotally lots of … Continue reading

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Filters in the UK

  No one I know argues filters are a silver bullet that solves all of the problems modern parents have to think about when trying to decide what to do for the best with regards to their children’s online lives. … Continue reading

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A ringing endorsement of the Internet Watch Foundation

In the early to mid-1990s the fledgling British internet industry consisted largely of a handful of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) trying to popularise and spread a magical American invention throughout our green and pleasant land. No one could have known It’s in … Continue reading

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A change of policy at Nominet

  Nominet is the Registry for .uk, the UK’s country code top-level domain (ccTLD). Nominet determines the rules which govern the kind of web site names people can create and use in association with .uk. Rules and the absence of rules Nominet has … Continue reading

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Porn on games consoles : astonishing stats

  Pornhub is the world’s largest hard-core adult pornography site.  Access to it is free and unrestricted.  They recently published a blog describing how their site fared in 2013. They are very pleased with themselves. First they want us to know … Continue reading

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Some Post-Snowden Thoughts 3

  If Wikipedia is to be believed, in the entire history of commercial aviation there have been fewer than 90 known instances of individuals covertly taking a bomb on to a plane with the intention of blowing it up. 53 … 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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Child abuse images – developments in the UK

  Of late there has been a great deal of media attention given to discussions taking place within the UK about how to tackle online child abuse images. This blog is a recap of how I understand the current position. … Continue reading

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