Times: Facebook, Bebo, My Space face censorship orders


[...] The Byron Review on e-safety, published yesterday, also recommends that search engines such as Google and Yahoo display a "safe search? button prominently on their home page, to filter out potentially harmful material when children search the web. [...]

The review recommends the creation of a UK council for child internet safety, established by and reporting to the Prime Minister and including representatives from the Home Office and the Department for Children, Schools and Families. The council should be the conscience of the industry, encouraging it to take a greater responsibility for removing inappropriate content promptly, promoting and improving parental control software and regulating online advertising.