Internet safety wanted

Child protection campaigners are pressing for a
government-funded publicity campaign on the safe use of the
internet to reduce the risks of abuse and access to

Introduction of a kitemark scheme giving advice on what parents
can expect from each internet service provider has also been
demanded by the NSPCC.

Its campaign for a safer internet was launched this week by the
television presenter Carol Vorderman.

NSPCC chief executive Mary Marsh said: “We are also stepping up
the pressure on the industry to ensure all computers sold on the
domestic market have child safety software installed that is set by
default to a high level of security.”

The campaign is part of the NSPCC’s ongoing work with a
coalition of other charities on improving internet safety.

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