Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Gasta News: Gasta welcomes UK Council for Child Internet Safety

The Department for Children, Schools and Families officially launched the UK Council for Child Internet Safety today.

The council will work to bring in the recommendations made by Dr Tanya Byron in her report 'Safer Children in a Digital World', released earlier this year.

Issues such as cyber bullying, inappropriate content online and advertising will be at the top of the agenda.

The council will establish a voluntary code of practice for user-generated content sites.

The council, which is made up of over 100 private and public companies, will report into the Prime Minister.

Children's minister Ed Balls said, "We want to help children and young people to make the most of what all digital and interactive technologies can offer. By putting in place the right support for children, young people and parents we can reduce much of the anxiety that exists around the internet."