A new survey has revealed that 9 out of 10 children agree that tech firms have a legal responsibility to keep them safe online1.
- More than half of the 2,004 11-16 year old children surveyed had accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp, YouTube and Snapchat.
- Children thought social media platforms should protect them from sexual, self-harm, suicide and violent content online.
These figures come on the day that we handed in our Wild West Web petition to 10 Downing Street.
The petition has almost 46,000 signatures - showing the overwhelming public support for the Government to bring in an independent regulator to force tech firms to keep children safe on their platforms.
We're now calling on the next Prime Minister to ensure they act quickly to introduce legislation. We believe that criminal sanctions and corporate prosecution are vital for this to be effective.