Ministerial role

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Internet Safety and Security


The minister is responsible for:

  • working to remove terrorist, radicalising, and extremist content from the internet
  • making the internet a safer place for children by curbing online abuse, exploitation, bullying and access to harmful content
  • promoting safe, open access to the internet for everyone

Previous holders of this role

  1. Baroness Shields OBE

    • 2015 to 2017


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  1. Baroness Shields' speech at the National Security Agency

    • Speech
  2. Countering online radicalisation and extremism: Baroness Shields' speech

    • Speech
  3. Baroness Shields closing speech at the Global Counter Terrorism Forum

    • Speech
  4. Baroness Shields opening speech at the Global Counter Terrorism Forum

    • Speech
  5. Baroness Shields appointed as the PM's Special Representative on Internet Crime and Harms and becomes solely a Home Office minister

    • News story
  6. An Internet for Children and Young People

    • Speech
  7. Baroness Shields’ speech at INTERPOL Specialists Group meeting

    • Speech
  8. New ministerial team at DCMS confirmed

    • Press release
  9. Baroness Shields speaks at United Nations launch of the End Violence Against Children Global Partnership & WePROTECT Initiative Fund

    • Speech
  10. Baroness Shields calls for united action in tackling online extremism

    • Speech