Tech companies turning a blind eye to child sexting, says campaigner John Carr

'Social media companies are completely irresponsible and need to admit there is a problem', says CHIS

Jeremy Hunt has called for a crackdown on child sexting and cyberbullying

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Technology companies are perfectly capable of stopping child sexting - but they don't want to.

That's according to John Carr, secretary of the UK's Children's Charities' Coalition on Internet Safety (CHIS), who claimed companies "deliberately sit back and wait for somebody to raise it."

Jeremy Hunt has said that the technology industry should stop people under 18 from sending explicit images and crackdown on cyber bullying by using software to detect it.

Carr told Julia Hartley-Brewer: "[The companies] don’t want to get drawn into this and and I think it’s completely irresponsible.

“Before the companies publically say they agree that this is a problem and say they want to find a solution, there won’t be a solution."

 

 

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