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Friday, 12 February 2010

Part 1 - Overview

It is not an exaggeration to suggest that the Internet has become an indispensible part of modern business life. Not only is it a business tool, it also reaches many homes both in the UK and across the world. In Europe 390 million people have access to the Internet in their homes – roughly half of the population. In the UK that number rises to nearly 71% of households, and 74% in North America. Across the world, an estimated 1 billion people now have access to the Internet. Put differently, something close to one sixth of the world’s population potentially have access to anything that is posted on a web page.
What’s the problem?
So what’s the problem you may ask?
In March 2008, British psychologist Dr Tanya Byron published the result of a government commissioned study (the Byron Report) that was tasked to “undertake a review of the evidence on risks to children’s safety and wellbeing of exposure to potentially harmful or inappropriate material on the internet … and to make recommendations for improvements or additional action”. The report concluded that “the Internet cannot be made completely safe”.

1 comment:

  1. The links to read complete articles dont work brother