UK children’s groups responses to the Online Harms White Paper now available

The detailed responses to the UK Government’s Online Harms White Paper by UK children’s organizations is now available plus a summary of the recommendations:

In the larger document there are several examples or case studies which illustrate very clearly why self-regulation is dead. Without independent verification of the claims being made by companies or the industry everything has to be taken on trust and trust can  be abused, both intentionally and unintentionally. There can be no independent verification if the body responsible for doing it does not have the legal powers to require companies to answer their questions.

About John Carr

John Carr is one of the world's leading authorities on children's and young people's use of digital technologies. He is Senior Technical Adviser to Bangkok-based global NGO ECPAT International and is Secretary of the UK's Children's Charities' Coalition on Internet Safety. John is now or has formerly been an Adviser to the Council of Europe, the UN (ITU), the EU and UNICEF. John has advised many of the world's largest technology companies on online child safety. John's skill as a writer has also been widely recognised.
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