11th Oct 2011

BSAC Supports Parent Port

11 October 2011.


Parent Port launched in October to make it easier for parents to complain about material they have seen or heard across the media, communications and retail industries.

The website has been jointly developed by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), the Authority for Television On Demand (ATVOD), the BBC Trust, the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), Ofcom, the Press Complaints Commission (PCC) and the Video Standards Council (VSC)/Pan-European Game Information (PEGI).

It provides straightforward information on what parents can do if they feel they have seen or heard something inappropriate for their children.

The site makes the process of making a complaint easier by directing parents to the right regulator for their specific area of concern.

Jim Gamble, former Chief Executive, Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP),Peter Robbins, Chief Executive, Internet Watch Foundation (IWF),Guy Parker, Chief Executive, Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), and Henry Watson, Policy Advisor, The Department for Education spoke about child protection issues at April’s Council Meeting and BSAC is happy to support an initiative which helps to safeguard children online.

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