Caroline Dinenage, MP for Gosport, and a cross-party group of more than sixty Members of the Houses of Parliament have formed a Parliamentary Inquiry into Online Child Protection. Caroline will attend sessions this week and in October at which evidence will be gathered from parents, child protection experts, Internet experts and Chief Executives of many of Britain’s largest Internet Service Providers. The group will report to Ministers in November.
Commenting, Caroline Dinenage said:
“Parents are understandably worried about the ease with which their children can view pornographic content on the Internet. I am supporting this Inquiry as the ideal platform for all interested parties to discuss how we can best protect our children online.”
Communications Minister Ed Vaizey said:
“The Internet is a powerful tool for education and entertainment but there is material online that is not suitable for children. Parents need to have the right tools to be able to protect their children from inappropriate content. I look forward to receiving the Inquiry’s report and seeing their conclusions.”