08 April 2012


This has all the hallmarks of a public relations gimmick, something for which this government is becoming known.  The Telegraph reports:
Mr Cameron is to summon leading figures in the music video and social media world to Downing Street for a summit next month and threaten tough new laws if more is not done to protect children.
Campaigners say there has been a dramatic increase in the amount of sexual content and explicit language in music videos which can be accessed by very young children on computers and mobile phones.
I would not deny that there is a real problem which should have been addressed long ago, but a Downing Street summit is no substitute for serious analysis with the industry and the legal authorities with a view to effective action.

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