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September 14, 2013  7:36 AM

Would you trust your children to the babysitter from hell? The issues of online safety

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Babysitting, Childnet, Children, Internet safety, Rapunzel, trolls

One of the current drivers for censoring the Internet is the need to not only protect children from predators but also from confusing "healthy affection" with "physical abuse", as a result of being exposed to "adult" content before they are ready to understand the difference. I pick my words...

April 20, 2012  8:06 AM

Scramble for Safety but not to protect Children

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Childnet, Eurim, ParentPort, Peterhouse, privacy, WCIT

May 26, 2010  10:27 AM

Sad to see BECTA go – but DESc had killed it decades ago

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BECTA, CEOP, Childnet, co-opetition, RBC

BECTA was the last reincarnation of the Micro-electronics Support Unit, created to support the DTI Micros in Schools programme which I had written into the policy proposals of both Conservative and Labour parties in 1979. The original proposal was for ten times the hardware...

October 15, 2009  9:31 PM

Is Statutory Internet Regulation inevitable?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
ApComms, Childnet

In his introductory comments to the Parliament and the Internet Conference today, Ed Richards seemed to think that the transition of Ofcom from a Broadcast to an Internet regulator was inevitable, as content and viewing habits moved...

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