Child Abuse Images

Protecting Our Children From Harm in the Digital World as Well as the Physical

Baroness Joanna Shields | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Politics
Baroness Joanna Shields

In a profound act of role reversal, we as parents, educators, law enforcement agencies, civil society, who are meant to be the guardians of children, find ourselves behind the curve. But it remains our duty to stand at the gates of childhood and protect our children from harm and that means protecting them in the digital world as well as in the physical world.

Why Were Child Abuse Images Off the Election Agenda?

Peter Wanless | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK
Peter Wanless

Election fever has brought a rash of in-depth debates from all the political parties about various issues - the health service, affordable housing, non-doms, the economy. But none have even begun to scratch the surface of one of the most serious problems of our time. Child abuse images.

Google Alerts Police Over Child Abuse Images In Gmail

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Tech

Google has reported a man to the police after spotting images of child abuse on his Gmail account. The man, a convicted sex offender, was then arre...

Never Before Will Law Enforcement Agencies Have Been So Well Equipped to Prevent Child Abuse

Mike Penning | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Politics
Mike Penning

There are very few crimes which provoke such powerful emotions as child sexual abuse. The predatory paedophiles who commit these vile and abhorrent offences destroy the lives of their vulnerable victims for their own depraved gratification. It is a stain on civilised society, and one this government is absolutely determined to remove.

I Don't Believe in God... but I Do Believe in Good

Shy Keenan | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK
Shy Keenan

The fact is that certain faiths are unwittingly helping the paedophiles to destroy their good work, good name and good future by letting these vile toxic beings dry hump their fear and good ethics this way. Time to be brave, stop keeping their secrets, cleanse them from your system and start again, you are completely worth it.

Let's Wipe the Web Clean of Child Abuse

Peter Wanless | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Peter Wanless

The new UK/US Taskforce for online child sexual exploitation must help find cross-border solutions to this trans-national challenge. The consequence needs to be arrests and jail sentences for the disgusting criminals who are creating and distributing such abhorrent images.

The Unbelievable Truth About Child Pornography in the UK

John Carr | Posted 16.12.2012 | UK Tech
John Carr

The NSPCC sent out Freedom of Information requests to all 43 local police forces in England and Wales. Inter alia they asked how many indecent photogr...

Filtering Public WiFi is Catching On

John Carr | Posted 11.08.2012 | UK Tech
John Carr

Some time ago 02 announced free public WiFi system for central London. It is being rolled out in time for the Olympics.

Record Level of Convictions for Child Pornography Offences in the UK

John Carr | Posted 19.05.2012 | UK Tech
John Carr

I made two Freedom of Information (FoI) requests to the UK's Ministry of Justice. I asked for the latest official data on offences involving indecent images of children for England and Wales. The final set of answers arrived last week.

Internet Hotlines: Time For a Change?

John Carr | Posted 02.05.2012 | UK Tech
John Carr

Child abuse images, or child pornography as it is still more commonly known in many jurisdictions, are one of the signature crimes of the internet. Fr...

What Next?

John Carr | Posted 28.02.2012 | UK Tech
John Carr

About this time of year lots of technology pundits write columns about what they think is going to happen in the upcoming twelve months or so. I have ...

Brussels Makes a Move

John Carr | Posted 04.02.2012 | UK Tech
John Carr

Neelie Kroes is a Vice President of the European Commission. She is responsible for the European Union's ambitious Digital Agenda. Robert Madelin is h...

It's not a Numbers Game

John Carr | Posted 10.09.2011 | UK
John Carr

Last Wednesday Newsnight broadcast a highly critical item which focused on the activities of British policing. It centred on the number of sexually abused children who had been identified from illegal images circulating on the internet