Topic: Child Protection Online
New approaches needed to proactively protect children as online sexual exploitation and abuse continues to increase
This week, WeProtect Global Alliance issued a stark warning: the current scale of online child sexual exploitation and abuse (CSEA) is continuing to increase beyond the capacity to respond. The Alliance’s 2021 Global Threat Assessment sounds the alarm on the distressing rise in the reach and complexity of CSEA around the world.
UK Government puts platforms on notice: Keep users safe from harm while also protecting their freedom of speech
The UK Government just took another meaningful step toward addressing online abuse, drafting a Bill designed to deliver comprehensive legislation across a range of online harms and putting digital platforms on notice, especially social media sites.
Safer Internet Day promotes online safety for all
The COVID-19 pandemic has touched every aspect of our lives in the past 12 months, including how much we use digital technology and social media. We have turned online to communicate, socialize, learn, and play—with our screen time, in many cases, exceeding our offline activities.
New children's code highlights the importance of kids' online privacy
Regulatory agencies around the globe have worked for decades to protect young children across digital channels. In the United States, Congress enacted the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act in 1998, which required the Federal Trade Commission to issue and enforce regulations concerning children’s online privacy.
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