The Online Safety Bill, which returns to Parliament on December 5, will have its ‘legal but harmful’ section removed. Labour says this “gives a free pass to abusers” but the government insists it will not weaken protection for children. Read on to learn more about how deepfake pornography and ‘downblousing’ will become a crime under the legislation. Safety campaigners welcome the move by TikTok and Bumble to adopt a tool that tackles revenge porn content.
The big news this week is that the Online Safety Bill will return to Parliament after lengthy delays. It’s considered a once-in-a-generation chance to make the internet a safer place for children, but there are concerns it could undermine our privacy and freedom of expression. In other news, safety advice for youngsters should focus less on stranger danger, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Children’s Commissioner for England has urged parents not to buy their children a smart phone. A charity has revealed a disturbing case of a 13-year-old boy exposing himself to an older woman after copying what he had seen in porn.