ICO Blog: Why protecting children online in UK living rooms starts 5,000 miles away

Apr 11th '22

A blog by John Edwards, UK Information Commissioner.


Share your data if you’re looking for a wee stalker”.


That was the response by a child from Edinburgh when asked about sharing too much personal information online. Others saw content that promotes self-harm and suicidal thoughts without searching for it. Another was sent inappropriate adverts when they are playing online games.


This is the backdrop to the introduction of our Children’s Code, a crucial piece of work to make sure that children can safely use online services. The code came into force in the UK last year, and is already prompting tech companies to make changes to better protect children.


Read the full article, here.


Source & image: Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)


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