Consultation outcome

Internet Safety Strategy green paper

This consultation has concluded

Detail of outcome

The Internet Safety Strategy looks at how we can ensure Britain is the safest place in the world to be online. The Strategy considers the responsibilities of companies to their users, the use of technical solutions to prevent online harms and government’s role in supporting users.

The consultation covered various aspects of online safety including:

  • the introduction of a social media code of practice, transparency reporting and a social media levy,
  • technological solutions to online harms,
  • developing children’s digital literacy,
  • support for parents and carers,
  • adults’ experience of online abuse, and
  • young people’s use of online dating websites/ applications.

We have now published the Government response to the consultation. You can find the document below.

The response sets the findings from our consultation and announces our intention to publish a White Paper before the end of the year. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and the Home Office will jointly work on this White Paper which will set out our proposals for future legislation.

Original consultation

Summary

This consultation seeks views on the government’s Internet Safety Strategy.

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Consultation description

The Internet Safety Strategy looks at how we can ensure Britain is the safest place in the world to be online. The Strategy considers the responsibilities of companies to their users, the use of technical solutions to prevent online harms and government’s role in supporting users.

The consultation covers various aspects of online safety including:

  • the introduction of a social media code of practice, transparency reporting and a social media levy
  • technological solutions to online harms
  • developing children’s digital literacy
  • support for parents and carers
  • adults’ experience of online abuse, and
  • young people’s use of online dating websites/ applications

Also published today: Children’s online activities, risks and safety: A literature review by the UKCCIS Evidence Group. To be found on the UKCCIS webpage

If you would like to review a list of the consultation questions before completing the online survey, please contact us at the email address below.

Documents

Government Response to the Internet Safety Strategy Green Paper

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Government Response to the Internet Safety Strategy Green Paper

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Internet Safety Strategy green paper

Internet Safety Strategy consultation questions, Welsh Translation

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Published 11 October 2017
Last updated 22 May 2018 + show all updates
  1. Addition of further version of the Govt response
  2. Changed to show that consulttaion closed
  3. Addition of the Government response to the Internet Safety Strategy Green Paper
  4. First published.