Posted: 08 Feb 2012 12:02 PM PST
iomart Group plc, one of the UK's leading web hosting companies, is today calling on the UK Government to insist that all public sector organisations with a duty of care to children should only purchase software products that have been awarded the BSI Kitemark for Child Online Safety. iomart Group's stance follows the announcement by the Science and Technology Select Committee, that the UK Government should consider imposing safety standards on software sold if self-regulation isn't adopted by the IT industry. iomart's web security software Netintelligence, which provides internet protection for 100,000s of school children and families in the UK, is the first and only such software to carry the BSI Kitemark for Child Online Safety. Netintelligence was awarded the Kitemark by Children and Families Minister Tim Loughton in January 2011. So far, no other UK software company has taken up the accreditation and the government has not supported the Kitemark publicly. The BSI Kitemark for Child Online Safety is a certification scheme for internet website filtering software produced by software manufacturers. These products can be bought as stand-alone products from computer retailers or come as part of an operating system or ISP package. The software's ease of use, reliability, [...]
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