I fully recognise the importance of tackling online harms, including harmful content to children on the internet.
As championed by the NSPCC, the Online Harms Bill will establish a new duty of care on companies towards their users, which will be overseen by an independent regulator. This will make companies take more responsibility for the safety of their users and tackle harm caused by the content or activity on their services. The regulator will have a suite of powers to take effective enforcement action against companies that have breached their statutory duty of care.
Additionally, the Government will be developing an online media literacy strategy, which will lead to a coordinated and strategic approach to online media literacy education and awareness for children, young people and adults. Online media and digital literacy can equip users with the skills they need to spot dangers online and take steps to keep themselves and others safe online.