Government unveil Online Harms White Paper

08 Apr 2019 Becca Cawthorne

Today the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the Home Office published the Online Harms White Paper, outlining government proposals to make the internet a safer place.

As the UK Safer Internet Centre, a partnership of three leading UK charities – Childnet International, the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) and SWGfL –  our mission is to make the internet a better place for children and young people.

The three directors of the Centre, Will Gardner, Susie Hargreaves and David Wright have responded to the report saying:

“We welcome this report and the opportunity it gives us to use our expertise from our partnership of three organisations to help shape the future of online regulation. We encourage others to also take this moment to listen to children and young people, parents and experts to ensure that the outcome is truly reflective of what children need in the digital age.”

The UK Safer Internet Centre, co-funded by the EU, delivers a wide range of activity to promote the safe and responsible use of technology by children and young people and in this role:

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