The world’s most common baby cockroaches have no place on the Internet, a BBC News investigation has found.
Baby cockroach, baby bassinet and baby jumper are not on the BBC News website.
Baby cockroches are not banned from the BBC website, according to a spokeswoman for the BBC.
But we would not publish the word baby on our website because of the serious risk to our babies and the fact that it can cause harm, the spokeswoman told the BBC’s Breakfast programme.
“There’s no place for the word ‘baby’ on the website,” she said.
“We would be happy to look at changing it to something that’s more respectful for the child.”
The BBC website is designed to help readers find information on a wide range of subjects, but it does not have a policy against the use of certain words.
We do have policies in place about terms like ‘babies’, which have become so common that we’re going to need to look into the use and misuse of those terms, said the spokeswoman.
In its own blog post on Friday, the BBC said it “does not publish child-related content” and would be looking into the issue.
“It would be wrong for us to be taking a position on what is appropriate or inappropriate, even if that position might not be entirely our own,” the blog post said.
We’ve taken steps to make sure that any material that is published on the site, which we publish to thousands of our users daily, remains appropriate and in keeping with BBC guidelines and standards.”