UK - Chat room danger prompts new safety code

(Guardian) Internet chat room operators should provide virtual panic buttons and prominent safety messages for child users to protect them from paedophiles attempting to groom their victims online, according to the code of good practice published by the Home Office. see Good practice models and guidance for the internet industry on chat services, instant messaging and web based services (Home Office) (file size 149 Kb). see also Chatroom danger prompts new code (CNN). 18 January 2003

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