Social network regulation

The NSPCC has published a report looking at how to regulate social networks and keep children safe from abuse. The report sets out the NSPCC’s proposals for a new regulatory approach, including: strong and independent statutory regulation; platforms subject to a legally enforceable duty of care; platforms required to proactively tackle harms; a regulator to have wide-ranging powers of information disclosure and compliance and enforcement powers. Alongside this report, the NSPCC also released results from a survey of British adults, including 1,037 parents of children aged 11-18, which found that 9 out of 10 parents support the regulation of social networks to make them legally responsible for protecting children.

Source: NSPCC: 9 out of 10 parents back social network regulation  Date: 12 February 2019

Further Information: Taming the wild west web: how to regulate social networks and keep children safe from abuse (PDF)

NSPCC: social media and children survey: headline report (PDF)

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