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Internet Filtering

Enabling e-Safety

We live in a world of risk; from an early age we are taught to assess risk so that it becomes a life-skill rather than something we have to think about consciously, such as crossing the road, talking to strangers, or learning to drive in different road conditions.  e-Safety is a subject where the risks …

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Online Safety Bill 2013

Backing up David Cameron’s pledge to protect children from harmful online content, the Online Safety Bill 2013 gets a second reading in the House of Lords on 6th Dec 2013. The Bill is essentially in three main parts: – Duty to provide a means of filtering online content.  Manufacturers will be required to provide customers …

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Is your local authority “blocking” or “managing” your internet? Here’s some tips

We all know the value of internet access at school, there is no need to explain that; but from an e-safety and risk management perspective there is still too much emphasis on the risk rather than the management.  This is true of internet sites, specific categories such as blogs, and particular internet services such as …

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Internet Filtering: Creating a New eSafety Risk

Internet filtering in the context of e-safety always stirs a great, and sometimes emotive debate.  Schools are a great source of discussion in this area as they have been subjected to a filtering requirement since the very first days of internet connectivity.  In my previous role as a service manager for a large local authority …

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PM David Cameron’s Internet Filtering Announcement

Online safety has been at the media forefront of late.  The PM’s announcement on 22nd July created quite a stir; debate, anger, relief and all manner of other emotions.  Frustratingly some media reporting has also caused confusion and frustration through a lack of understanding of the two very separate issues at hand The illegal vile …

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