Good news from across the pond

From little acorns…., the march of a thousand miles starts with a single step…..and so on.

In what is otherwise a fairly miserable period in terms of public policy developments, at least if you live in the UK, word reaches me that, following a campaign that was started in the USA in the Autumn of 2014 McDonalds have agreed to introduce filters to restrict access to legal pornography and child abuse images in their outlets in the USA.

The campaign was headed up by Enough is Enough and its CEO was good enough to acknowledge in her announcement that she was emboldened to begin the campaign by the success we had had in the UK.

Their next target in the US is Starbucks. I have a hunch they are going to win.


About John Carr

John Carr is one of the world's leading authorities on children's and young people's use of digital technologies. He is Senior Technical Adviser to Bangkok-based global NGO ECPAT International, Technical Adviser to the European NGO Alliance for Child Safety Online, which is administered by Save the Children Italy and an Advisory Council Member of Beyond Borders (Canada). Amongst other things John is or has been an Adviser to the United Nations, ITU, the European Union, the Council of Europe and European Union Agency for Network and Information Security and is a former Executive Board Member of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety. He is Secretary of the UK's Children's Charities' Coalition on Internet Safety. John has advised many of the world's largest internet companies on online child safety. In June, 2012, John was appointed a Visiting Senior Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science. This was renewed in 2018. More:
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