Our #WildWestWeb campaign calls for statutory regulation to make social networks safer.
A new survey1 commissioned by the NSPCC, which surveyed more than 2,000 adults, reveals:
- over three quarters of British adults agree that directors of tech companies should face criminal prosecution for gross breaches of child safety
- 85% agree that social networks should face corporate prosecution for significant breaches.
These figures come just days after the Government released its Online Harms White Paper which outlines detailed plans for tough new online safety measures.
Our Wild West Web campaign calls for an independent regulator to enforce a legal duty of care on tech compaies to keep users safe on their platforms. We believe criminal sanctions and corporate prosecution are vital for this to be effective.