Britain sets up online child safety watchdog, UKCISS

By Patrick Garratt
29 September 2008 20:11 GMT

Look! The government’s “doing something” about games! From the Guardian:

Cyber-bullying, online pornography, violent video games and websites that encourage young people to harm themselves are to be targeted by a new watchdog launched by the government today.

The UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCISS) will consist of more than 100 public and private sector organisations working with the government, parents and young people.

Speaking at the launch of UKCISS at London’s Science Museum, Gordon Brown said it was important to make sure young people could use the internet “with the minimum of restrictions but the maximum of opportunities”…

The group, which will report directly to Brown, is charged with delivering the recommendations from Dr Tanya Byron’s report Safer Children in a Digital World.

Good stuff. We think. More through the link.

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