Here is a very concise example of why we fight with FB so hard to get them to take their CP problem seriously. Northampton dad of murdered Tia Sharp calls for more action tackle child sex abuse online Tia Sharp. Picture: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire by Richard Edmondson firstname.lastname@example.org Published on the 18 June 2013 16:48 Email this Print this The Northampton father of murdered schoolgirl, Tia Sharp, has called for more action to tackle child porn on the internet as the Government and technology giants agreed a new crackdown. Steven Carter, from Moulton, together with the parents of murdered Welsh schoolgirl, April Jones, gave interviews to Channel 5 News in which they agreed their children’s killers were spurred in by sick images found online Mr Carter, whose 12-year-old daughter was murdered by Stuart Hazell in South London last August, and Paul and Coral Jones, were speaking after senior figures from internet, communications and computing firms including Google, Microsoft and BT were summoned to Parliament for a meeting with Culture Secretary Maria Miller. The four main UK internet service providers (ISPs) have agreed to provide an extra £1 million funding for the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) to help it work with the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (Ceop) to tackle the issue. Mark Bridger, who killed April in mid-Wales, and Hazell were both found to have accessed child and violent pornography and some experts argue there is a clear link between their obsessions and their actions. Mr Carter, Tia’s biological father, told Channel 5 News that stopping indecent images of children from being published online could have saved his daughter Tia. He said: “You’re fuelling the beast and it needs to be stopped, it should have been stopped a long time ago when these people were setting up companies they should be looking at, right, what would be the outcome of indecent images of children? And then they need to think: ‘Right, what steps can we do or take to block those images?’ “And the same with setting up pornography sites that are based around children, it should be stopped.” Mr and Mrs Jones told Channel 5 News that they want Prime Minister David Cameron to get personally involved in the fight against child abuse online. Mrs Jones said: “April was a fighter from the word go and I promised her I’ll do this for her. “I said I’ll help other children, so their family don’t have to go through this, their brothers and sisters. It’s not just us it affects, it affects brothers and sisters as well. “I just want it stopped and I think the Government should put more pressure and get it done now.” Representatives from Yahoo!, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, Facebook, BT, Sky, Virgin Media, TalkTalk, Vodafone, O2, EE and Three were summoned to the meeting in Westminster. Under current arrangements, the IWF only acts on content that has been reported to it rather than proactively seeking out illegal images. Mrs Miller, the only mother in the cabinet, said: “Now, for the first time, the IWF has been asked to work alongside Ceop to search for illegal and abusive images and block them. “This will mean more images of child sexual abuse will be tracked down and acted against. “The abuse of children is absolutely abhorrent - and that child is further violated every single time an image is circulated and viewed. “The IWF and Ceop already do important and valuable work. This agreement will mean these organisations will no longer be limited to reacting to reports received. “They will now have the remit and the resources to take the fight to the criminals perpetrating these vile acts.” Peter Davies, chief executive of the Ceop Centre, which attended the meeting, said: “With offending linked to indecent images of children and online child sexual exploitation so high in the public’s mind, it is essential we all work together to provide a positive, consistent and structured approach to prevent ISP platforms and/or services being used for these purposes.” All the firms at the summit committed to a “zero tolerance” pledge towards child sexual abuse content on the internet.