Category Archives: CEOP

A New Year wish for big data

Studies carried out into the life stories of men convicted of offences  linked to child abuse images, grooming  or even direct contact offending against children have shown there are no common characteristics which can reliably be said to act as … Continue reading

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A Digital Manifesto for Britain’s children

Today CHIS published its “Digital Manifesto”.  The manifesto sets out the UK children’s organizations’  proposals for the consideration of the main political parties contesting seats in May in  the General Election for the Westminster Parliament. The parties’ responses will be … Continue reading

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The nature of the challenges becomes clearer

Last week Keith Bristow, Director General of the National Crime Agency, confirmed what had previously been disclosed on national TV in 2013 by Assistant Chief Constable Peter Davies, the then CEO of the Child Exploitation Online Protection agency (CEOP).  Bristow … Continue reading

Posted in CEOP, Child abuse images, Self-regulation

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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