Social media platforms move to counter Russian disinformation, NCSC issues guidance to address increased threat of cyber attacks, new campaign to reduce violence against women and girls and IICSA reports on risks of child sexual abuse in schools.
Challenges facing social media companies tackling disinformation about Ukraine, child grooming and rape threats in the Metaverse, new measures to tackle anonymous online trolls in the Online Safety Bill and investigations into breaches of the Children’s Code.
Concerns about Roblox being used for sex games, new time-limited live location sharing feature introduced on Snapchat, TikTok hire hundreds more content moderators and Google proposes to limit the collection of personal data on Android apps.
Safety updates issued by TikTok and Twitch. Facebook Oversight Board calls for policy changes to protect private residential details. Calls for age verification for porn sites in the Online Safety Bill and new campaign to tackle online rip-offs.
Online Safety Bill to be strengthened and calls for a new agency to tackle growing numbers of online scams. Young people’s referrals to mental health services increase dramatically and Meta takes steps to tackle creepy behaviour in the Metaverse.
Campaign groups and MPs continue to raise concerns over the Online Safety Bill, Which? identifies the most common scams and Apple releases a Safety guide for users concerned about AirTags being used for stalking.
The Home Office and ICO take different views on end to end encryption, NCSC issues new guidance on scam-proofing business communications with customers, Apple AirTags are implicated in stalking attempts and influencers repeatedly breach advertising rules on social media.
A record amount of child sexual abuse material is recorded in 2021, YouTube is accused of being a major source of disinformation, VR Metaverse is found to place youngsters at risk and Twitch reports on its response to hate raids on its platform.
A new guide for parents on discussing sexual harassment, new proposals following review of the Online Safety Bill, tips to avoid counterfeit products online and a bank suspends advertising on Facebook and Instagram due to lack of action on scams.