Communications Minister Stephen Conroy has vowed not to run away from the proposed mandatory internet service provider (ISP)-level internet filtering policy, stating that the advent of iPhones and iPads compromised parent's ability to supervise their children.
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Microsoft and CEOP, the UK's child protection agency, have teamed up to offer a panic button for IE users. Nothing for Firefox, Chrome or Safari users though;
British professor Robin Dunbar suggests that we can maintain stable social relationships with only 150 people, but I think today's social web allows for a much greater number.Dunbar says that our appetite for gossip might be the reason humans even bothered to learn to talk in the first place.
Vodafone Australia said it planned to introduce 24-hour moderators and profanity filters in its mobile chat-rooms as part of a range of measures to reduce potential for paedophiles to abuse the service.The carrier announced the measures as it promised closer cooperation with the Queensland Police child protection unit, Task Force Argos, which is currently pursuing its first prosecution in relation to the use of mobile phone chat-rooms.
The head of a Queensland Police Internet child abuse protection unit has outlined safety concerns about mobile phone chatrooms after recent reports they are being used by paedophiles.Vodafone Australia said Monday that it would not close any of its mobile chatrooms, responding to reports in New Zealand newspapers that they were being used by adults to proposition under age girls.
The first of many bucks that stop with the ISPs...
Those who use the Internet to make contact with children before attempting to sexually abuse them could soon be jailed for up to a decade
Microsoft's decision to shut its chatrooms should be just the beginning, say the NCH and the NSPCC
Microsoft claims it has taken down its chatrooms in the interest of protecting children - but its motives may not be as altruistic as they seem
Those convicted of the new offence of making online contact with children with the intention of later abuse will face up to five years in jail
Not before time...
New government scheme cracks down on grooming...
High-tech crime experts are training children from an East London community how to surf responsibly and safely
Covert tactics have been used for the first time to arrest and sentence a British Internet paedophile
A ZDNet UK investigation in 2001 exposed the dangers of Internet chatrooms, but there is still no law to catch Internet paedophiles
Kids are to be warned of the dangers of the online world before every PG movie next year
The Home Office is to spend £1.5m on advertising campaigns in national newspapers and magazines to educate parents and help kids surf safely
UPDATED: An Internet chat site for teenagers has been forced to hire 200 moderators to cool down some of the conversations
Home Office minister Beverley Hughes warned on Monday that new laws designed to protect children from Internet paedophiles will be delayed
New UK laws will make it a criminal offence for Net predators to arrange to meet a child offline.