uk: Scramble to curb suicide websites
Posted in: Legal, Privacy & Security at 27/01/2008 10:50
The dangers of internet sites that encourage suicide and discussion about taking your own life are to be part of an official review of child safety on the web.
The Ministry of Justice is also examining new curbs in the law to stop internet sites giving out information about different ways of committing suicide.
It has been working with internet service providers (ISPs) for more than a year to discourage them from hosting sites that may encourage suicide.
Three other Whitehall departments -- health, culture and children -- are all involved in trying to tackle what the Government describes as a "complex problem".