12 Jun 2013 : Column 360
Protecting Children Online
"Opposition Day: [2nd Allotted Day]
Helen Goodman (Bishop Auckland) (Lab):
I beg to move, That this House deplores the growth [sic] in child abuse images [sic] online; deeply regrets that up to one and a half million people have seen such images [hahahahaha]; notes with alarm the lack of resources available to the police to tackle this problem [keeerchinggg]; further notes the correlation between viewing such images and further child abuse [hahahahahaha]; notes with concern the Government’s failure to implement the recommendations of the Bailey Review and the Independent Parliamentary Inquiry into Online Child Protection on ensuring children’s safe access to the internet; and calls on the Government to set a timetable for the introduction of safe search as a default, effective age verification and splash page warnings and to bring forward legislative proposals to ensure these changes are speedily implemented [hahahahahaha, no idea].
The motion is in the name of my right hon. Friend the Member for Doncaster North (Edward Miliband).
The whole country was shocked and revolted [incorrect] by the trials of Mark Bridger and Stuart Hazell, the two men who brutally murdered April Jones and Tia Sharp. They sent a shiver of horror down the spine of every parent in the land [incorrect]. In both cases, they were found to have huge libraries [hahahahahaha] of child abuse images [sic] on their computers. In both cases, this was the first known [known] offence against children. Surely it is now beyond doubt that what a person sees influences how they behave [hahahahahaha].
Let us be clear: there is no such thing as child pornography [sic]. There is child abuse online [sic]. Any image depicting a sexual act with or on a child under 18 is illegal [sure on that?]. Child abuse images [sic] are illegal under international law and in every country on the globe [incorrect]. The Internet Watch Foundation is the UK hotline for reporting child abuse [hahahahahaha]. It has pioneered [hahahahahaha] this work since 1996. It can disrupt and delete content on the web within an hour [hahahahahaha] and it protects child victims [sic] by working in co-operation with the police at the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre [keerchinngg]. It also aims to prevent people from stumbling across such images [we support this]. We all owe an immense debt of gratitude to the IWF [hardly, much more harm has been done, than good, and it will continue].
However, the surge in the scale of the problems [sic] threatens to overwhelm both the IWF and the police [and it always will]. The IWF’s independent survey by ComRes found that up to 1.5 million people have stumbled on child abuse images, yet last year the IWF received only 40,000 notifications and some 13,000 web pages were taken down as a result. Its latest figures show a 40% rise on last year."
... and so it goes on, and on, and on.
Labour to demand action over child pornography [welcome onto the paedowagon]
Labour says coalition being 'strung along' by internet firms
ISPA statement on Parliamentary Inquiry into Online Child Protection Apr 18 2012