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UK to ban ‘unsuitable’ porn to protect children

UK to ban ‘unsuitable’ porn to protect children

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The government is attempting to pass a Digital Economy Bill that would ban certain 'non-conventional' porn websites in the UK.  The new media regulating bill is making an appearance in the House of Lords for its second hearing today. The bill is intended to shelter the children from  improper images/videos and is already becoming a controversial topic within free speech campaigners across the country. What does the bill entail for the online porn consumption by the people? Is online censorship and surveillance going to help protect children? The Digital Economy Bill acts a new law that aims to simply ban any kind of ‘non-conventional’ porn websites. This includes sexual acts of violence, face-sitting, urinating and incest related porn. The government announced that non-compliant sites
Headteachers do enough to safeguard excluded pupils, says school leaders’ union

Headteachers do enough to safeguard excluded pupils, says school leaders’ union

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Introducing a statutory duty on headteachers when sending an excluded pupil home is ill-advised, the National Headteachers Association said today following an appeal in the House of Lords. Conservative peer Lord Lupton today encouraged the government to introduce a higher duty of care on headteachers when excluding children under the age of 16 from their schools. This follows reports of London school children being excluded as a result of anti-social behaviour. Lord Lupton said the government should revise regulations so headteachers are required to release excluded pupils to a parent, guardian or approved carer. It was stressed that if there is no responsible adult to take children home following an exclusion, children will be left wandering the streets. The School Exclus...