Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Gasta welcomes Byron Review Action Plan

The UK government has unveiled its action plan to protect children from the internet and video games.

The Byron Review Action Plan includes the appointment of an executive board for the UK Council for Child Internet Safety.

The board will be chaired by the Department for Children, Schools and Families as well as Home Office Ministers and industry representatives.

Awareness of e-safety will also be raised as part of the government's £9m investment in child safety communications.

The action plan was published by children's minister Kevin Brennan, Home Office minister Vernon Coaker and culture minister Margaret Hodge.

The plan is based on recommendations given in the TV psychologist's report that was released earlier this year.

Home Office minister Vernon Coaker said of the move, "I am determined to do all I can to help ensure that there is an internet environment that is safe for children to use."