‘While new technologies like generative AI can bring exciting new opportunities, they can also pose as a serious threat to our children.
‘Thousands of AI-generated child sexual abuse images can now be generated and shared at the click of a button. By introducing end-to-end encryption without the necessary safety features, companies like Meta are making it easier than ever before for predators to share these appalling images.
“Through the Online Safety Act, we are working to make the UK the safest place to be online, but we have to accept that threats are constantly evolving.
‘I want to thank all the charities and organisations from across the UK continue to stand up for children on Safer Internet Day. I implore all tech companies to continue working with us to keep our kids safe online.’

Tom Tugendhat

Security Minister