The Government's commitment
In its response to the Internet Safety Strategy, the Government has committed to bringing in laws to protect children online.
Later this year, the Government will publish a White Paper that will set out its proposals for which measures should be built into legislation.
What's next for the Wild West Web?
This is a great result, but the real work starts now. Industry will lobby hard to prevent the legislation from being as comprehensive and rigorous as it needs to be.
That’s why, over the coming months, we’ll be working hard to make sure the legislation is thorough and meaningful. And we’ll need the help of our supporters.
Campaign with us
Together, we can continue to change laws, attitudes and help to protect children across the UK.
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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