Will the net widen to protect children online?

Barely a day passes without reports of attempts by paedophiles to groom underage children for sexual liaisons using internet chatrooms or other contacts. But what is the government, which set up a high profile group to tackle the issue back in 2007, going to do it about? After more than two years we may be about to find out after it was confirmed on Friday that Gordon Brown will present a new national child internet safety strategy on 8 December at No 10.Tanya Byron, the high-profile child psychologist and author of the 2008 government review, Safer Children in a Digital World, – is tight-lipped about what policy initiatives will emerge.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009/nov/16/child-safety-onlineAlso see:Parents warned to supervise internet access to prevent bullying
Parents were today urged to supervise their children’s internet access as research revealed large numbers of primary school pupils are becoming victims of cyberbullying.One in five (20.5%) of 10 and 11-year-olds say they have been subjected to taunts, threats and insults via the internet and mobile phones, according to a poll by the Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA).

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