M.P.s launch Parliamentary Inquiry into Online Child Protection

Greg Hands M.P. and a cross-party group of more than sixty Members of the Houses of Parliament have announced the formation of a Parliamentary Inquiry into Online Child Protection. The inquiry will take evidence over the next few months from parents, child protection experts, Internet experts and Chief Executives or senior managers of many of Britain’s largest Internet Service Providers.  The group will report to Ministers in November.

Commenting, Greg Hands said: “Parents are understandably worried about the ease with which their children can view pornographic content on the Internet and this Inquiry will provide the ideal platform for all interested parties to discuss how best we can 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.”