Category: Children

Internet blocking will still not protect our children

The government is holding a consultation for a proposed new law which it says will protect children while using the internet. This proposal follows a campaign called SafetyNet. The campaign and now the consultation is about requiring Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to “[block] pornography and other content at network level whilst giving adults a choice to ‘opt-in’ to this content”. This proposal won’t work and if anything could put children at greater risk. Here’s why…

Grace and optimism – lottery winners pay for a new leg

Kieran Maxwell is a 13 year old from Scotland who lost the lower half of one leg to Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer, in October 2010. Kieran captured hearts when he fell but picked himself up carrying the Olympic torch in July 2012. His family had been saving and fundraising for a new prosthetic limb when Euromillions winners olin and Chris Weir offered to pay for the limb.

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