The most effective way to protect our children online is to promote three core principles of a safer internet.
These are :
Comprehensive Education: Properly funding a national comprehensive cyber-safety education program for children and parents on how to avoid inappropriate material and stay safe online. If any element of online safety is to be mandatory, it should be education.
Effective Policing of illegal material on the Internet: Significantly increasing and funding the level of oversight by the police focused on the locations, such peer-to-peer, where child sexual abuse materials are disseminated.
Appropriate Technology Solutions which give people Choice: Computer and Internet users today have a wide variety of effective tools available to them to shape their online experience. These tools provide for a much greater level of control and crucially put the user (or parent) in control.