Major tech firms tackle the Internet Safety problem
The Uk government announced that major tech companies such as Google, Apple, Facebook, Twitter, the BBC, and Microsoft have joined the UK Council for Internet Safety (UKCIS) executive board.
They are also joined by Childnet, GCHQ, the ICO, Internet matters, National Police Chief’s Council, NSPCC, Ofcom, Parentzone, TechUK and UKIE. Mobile networks, such as BT, SKY, TalkTalk, Three, Virgin Media and Vodafone, have joined also but will hold a rotating position on the board. In total, the UKCIS board will comprise more than 200 organisations, including representatives from the government, regulators, industry, law enforcement, academia and charities. Using expertise from a wide range of fields, they will collaborate to make the UK the safest place to use the internet and therefore, an example to the rest of the world.
“We are delighted to sit on the Executive Board of UKCIS where we are able to represent parents needs in keeping their children safe online,” CEO of Internet Matters Carolyn Bunting said.