The Government has published a response to the Internet Safety Strategy Green Paper, setting out proposals to ensure that the UK is the safest place to be online.
The Internet Safety Strategy looks at how to ensure Britain is the safest place in the world to be online and considers the responsibilities of companies to their users, the use of technical solutions to prevent online harms and government’s role in supporting users.
The consultation covered 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.
The Government’s response this week sets out the findings from their consultation and announces their intention to publish a White Paper before the end of the year.
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and the Home Office will jointly work on this White Paper which will set out our proposals for future legislation.
Read the Government response to the Internet Safety Strategy Green Paper, or read the summary article about new online safety laws published on the Gov.uk website.