Back in July, David Cameron said that he wanted to do more to protect children online.
In the summer, the Conservative-led Government took some important steps to help parents. Internet service providers (ISP’s) agreed to introduce family friendly filters, which are installed automatically in the home unless a parent chooses otherwise, and stop children from looking at inappropriate material online.
But when it came to stopping people accessing child abuse images and videos through internet searches, the search engine companies said that nothing could be done.
The Conservatives refused to accept that.
Over the past few months the Government has worked closely with Google and Microsoft – and we’ve made important progress.
Today they have set out a number of measures to block child abuse images and videos. No illegal child abuse material will be returned for 100,000 search terms.
This is encouraging – but if the internet companies don’t continue to make progress as a Government, we will not hesitate to take further action. We will do all that’s necessary to protect our children.
Please visit http://www.protectingourchildren.co.uk for more details and to sign our online petition.