Child safety takes precedence in UK internet regulation debate

The safety of children online, more than any other issue, is driving the growing move to censor the internet in the UK, but international agendas are making it hard to achieve practical results.This was evident from a meeting of more than 100 interested parties at a Westminster eForum meeting this morning. It was held the day after 17 social networking firms agreed to a European Commission deal to prevent cyber-bullying.Parliamentarians, regulators, internet industry, academics and civil society, discussed options to control internet content in the face of growing concerns over child safety, terrorism and copyright theft, among others.

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