The Children’s Media Foundation

Internet Safety Strategy Consultation Announced

The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport have recently launched a Green Paper on their Internet Safety Strategy. The Green Paper outlines their proposals which are now up for public consultation until December 7th.

This follows an extensive House of Lords Report in March and the government's broadly declared intention to make Britain "the safest place in the world to be online". Many of these security matters focus on the children and youth users of the internet, so CMF will be actively engaged over the next couple of months in putting together a response to the proposals - working in partnership with the bodies that have been in this space for a number of years.

The Strategy considers the responsibilities of companies to their users, the use of technical solutions to prevent online harms and government’s role in supporting users. And the consultation covers various aspects of online safety including:

  • the introduction of a social media code of practice, transparency reporting and a social media levy,
  • technological solutions to online harms,
  • developing children’s digital literacy,
  • support for parents and carers,
  • adults’ experience of online abuse, and
  • young people’s use of online dating websites/ applications.

If you feel you would like to contribute to CMF's work in this area, we'd be pleased to hear from you.

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