Miliband welcomes deal to block online abuse images

Labour leader Ed Miliband has welcomed the Government's deal with internet providers and search engines to block abuse images.

Mr Miliband told Daybreak, "Anything that can be done to protect children is really important".

"As a parent I really worry about what my kids have access to ... I think it's good to be taking action to protect our kids," he added.

Read: Child protection expert Jim Gamble's blog on why the real problem with online child images is the people

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Google to block abuse images

Web searches for child abuse images will be blocked for the first time by Google and Microsoft after mounting pressure. New software is to be introduced that will automatically block 100,000 "unambiguous" search terms which lead to illegal content.