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We're calling for a law that requires social media giants to keep young people safe on their sites.
Matt Hancock, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, has promised to bring an end to the Wild West Web, where social media giants act unchecked.
Right now he’s deciding if there’ll be a new law to keep children safe online. This law would force social media companies to take responsibility for keeping young people safe on their sites, and help stop online child abuse.
Help us ensure that social media is a safe place for children and young people by calling on Matt Hancock to clean up the Wild West Web.
What we're calling for
An independent regulator
An independent regulator for social networks with fining powers.
A mandatory code
A mandatory code which introduces Safe Accounts for children; grooming alerts using algorithms; and fast-tracking of reports to moderators which relate to child safety.
Mandatory transparency reports
Mandatory transparency reports forcing social networks to disclose how many safety reports they get, and how they deal with those reports.
Flaw in the Law: What you helped us achieve
We launched Flaw in the Law, a campaign to call for a clear new offence that would make it always illegal for an adult to send a child a sexual message.
Over 50,000 of you signed a petition and wrote to the Minister for Online Child Protection calling for a new law.
In December 2014 the Prime Minister announced that the UK would introduce a law making it a criminal offence for an adult to send a sexual message to a child.
Simple steps to keep children safe online
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