The Children’s Charities Coalition on Internet Safety (CHIS) has launched its “Digital Manifesto”, which it is sending to all the political parties represented in the Westminster Parliament, the Scottish Parliament and the Assemblies in Northern Ireland and Wales. The manifesto asks the parties to commit themselves to supporting the policies and recommendations which the children’s charities have made in the document and indicates that details of all responses received will be published.
The document contains many insightful ideas which make recommendations for government around issues such as child abuse images, policies, the use of mobile internet technologies, social networking, support for professionals and ideas for future developments. The manifesto was written by John Carr, from UKCCIS and the Sectary of CHIS and Dr Zoe Hilton, Policy advisor on Child Protection for the NSPCC. It strongly supports the recommendations made in 2008 Byron Review such as “Reducing availability, “Restricting access” and “Increasing Resilience”
To view the manifesto itself, and other CHIS documents/consultations view here