Good news from across the pond

From little acorns…., the march of a thousand miles starts with a single step…..and so on.

In what is otherwise a fairly miserable period in terms of public policy developments, at least if you live in the UK, word reaches me that, following a campaign that was started in the USA in the Autumn of 2014 McDonalds have agreed to introduce filters to restrict access to legal pornography and child abuse images in their outlets in the USA.

The campaign was headed up by Enough is Enough and its CEO was good enough to acknowledge in her announcement that she was emboldened to begin the campaign by the success we had had in the UK.

Their next target in the US is Starbucks. I have a hunch they are going to win.

 

About John Carr

John Carr is a member of the Executive Board of the UK Council on Child Internet Safety, the British Government's principal advisory body for online safety and security for children and young people. In the summer of 2013 he was appointed as an adviser to Bangkok-based ECPAT International. Amongst other things John is or has been a Senior Expert Adviser to the United Nations, ITU, the European Union, a member of the Executive Board of the European NGO Alliance for Child Safety Online, Secretary of the UK's Children's Charities' Coalition on Internet Safety. John has advised many of the world's largest internet companies on online child safety. In June, 2012, John was appointed a Visiting Senior Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science. More: http://johncarrcv.blogspot.com
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