Wild West Web

Thanks to you, we’re one step closer to keeping children safer online. Help us end the #WildWestWeb.

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Help us stop Facebook creating hiding places for child abuse

Mark Zuckerberg wants to encrypt all messages on Facebook and Instagram – creating digital hiding places for child abusers and the sexual abuse happening on their sites and apps.

Last year Facebook reported 12 million child sexual offences worldwide. These offences would have been untraceable if their current plans for encryption were in place. Zuckerberg is jeopardising the safety of children. Under these new plans offenders can hide in the shadows and send illegal content without fear of being found.

Encryption means Facebook will be working in the dark to stop child abuse. Help us keep the light on child protection. We’re writing to Facebook demanding they put children first. Join us.

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We need a new law to protect children online

We're asking the Government to create a new law to make social networks safer for children.

  • An independent regulator
    We demand an independent regulator is created who can put in place mandatory child safety rules for social networks and has the power to fine them if they don't make their networks safe.
  • Safe accounts for children
    We demand social networks offer safe accounts for children and proactively search for, and stop, child grooming on their platforms. Social networks must make it easier for users to report concerns about child safety and provide a dedicated fast-track process for reporting.
  • Detailed reporting on how they're keeping children safe
    We demand children and parents are told how safe the networks are. Social networks must publish details of how they’re keeping children safe and how they deal with reports and complaints.