The Government’s Internet Safety Strategy Green Paper was published today.
Forming part of the government’s Digital Charter, the Internet Safety Strategy green paper covers a number of aspects of online safety including:
- the introduction of a social media code of practice, transparency reporting and an industry-wide levy;
- how technology tools can help improve online safety for all users;
- developing children’s digital literacy (digital citizenship and resilience) and support for parents and carers;
- the existing work taking place across government which seeks to tackle harms online.
Antony Walker, techUK’s Deputy CEO, commented on the publication of the paper saying that "when it comes to online safety, we’re all in it together." However there is no “one size fits all” solution to this issue, and getting the Strategy right “will depend upon strong engagement and effective dialogue between all those with real experience and expertise.” The full comment is available here.
Government is consulting on the Internet Safety Strategy. The consultation window will close on Thursday 7 December 2017, and Government is expected to provide a response to the consultation in early 2018. techUK’s response to the consultation will be developed through the techUK Child Online Safety Group.
More information is available on techUK's Child Online Safety activities.