Online Safety

Monthly archive

young boy watching ipad under duvet cover

Minister ‘sorry’ for porn age-check delay

18th Jul 2019
James Mildred

On Monday this week, the Government apologised for the six-month delay to the introduction of age-verification on pornographic websites.

boy and girl on a laptop at home

Age-verification scheme on porn sites faces yet another delay

20th Jun 2019
James Mildred

The Government’s flagship age-verification scheme on pornographic websites is facing yet another delay, meaning the 15 July start date will now be pushed back.

A Good [Online] Society

3rd Jun 2019
Stuart Weir

We live in a cyber age. I pay my bills online. I check my bank account online. I communicate with my friends on social media. I write emails to my MSPs. I set up an online shop for my weekly groceries. I book my tickets to the pictures online.

Watching porn on buses should be banned, say MPs

9th May 2019
James Mildred

Watching porn on buses could soon be banned under plans being considered by the Government. Bus conductors and the police could also be given new powers to tackle those who watch explicit material on public transport.

close up of smartphone and apps

Peers consider proposals to create a safer internet

3rd May 2019
James Mildred

On Tuesday, Peers debated the Government’s Online Harms White Paper which presents detailed proposals to help make the internet safer.

Porn site age-checks will start in July

18th Apr 2019
James Mildred

Age-verification on pornographic websites will commence on 15 July, the Government has announced.

two children at a laptop

Online porn age-verification scheme still not ready

28th Mar 2019
James Mildred

The new age-verification scheme on commercial pornographic websites is still not ready, the Government has admitted. It had been reported that the scheme would come into force on 1 April this year, but that no longer appears to be the case.

social media keyboard

NSPCC offers blueprint for Government to impose legal duty of care on social media platforms

15th Feb 2019
Rachael Adams

The NSPCC have drawn up proposals to set out how the Government could legislate to enforce social media companies to safeguard children on their platforms.

Mother and daughter screentime

Safer Internet Day 2019: Why we must work together for a safer internet

5th Feb 2019
Rachael Adams

Children today are part of a digital generation, growing up in a world markedly different to that of their parents.

BLOG: Are we doing enough to protect children online?

24th Jan 2019
Jonathan Williams

Children are precious. Childhood is precious. Children bring such happiness into our lives. Their innocence and joy overflows as they explore and discover the world around them. To paraphrase Chesterton, ‘children are in spirit fierce and free.’