Levi Roots backs NSPCC's Internet Safety Campaign
20 January 2010
The NSPCC has taken the opportunity to call on Prime Minister Gordon Brown to take urgent action to make the internet safer for children.
Celebrity Chef and Musician Levi Roots of Reggae, Reggae Sauce fame, handed in a petition containing nearly 30,000 names on the charity’s behalf.
Speaking outside Downing Street, Levi said:
''I am really pleased to help the NSPCC deliver this petition to Downing Street. The Internet should be a place for children to have fun but be safe.''
The NSPCC is urging the government to take the following steps:
- Stop the use of software for private sharing of child abuse images.
- Block children's mobile phone access to adult content.
- Ensure social networking sites protect children by proactively reviewing and removing offensive/illegal content.
- Pre-install child safety software on all computer and mobile web devices.
- Make therapeutic services available for children who have been abused and had pictures and films of the abuse appear on the internet.
- Provide specialist training for professionals who deal with online offenders.
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