Baroness Howe’s latest Online Safety Bill has First Reading

Baroness Howe’s sixth Online Safety Bill has had its First Reading in the House of Lords, yesterday 6 June.

Lady Howe, who has tirelessly campaigned for the protection of children online – calling on the Government to require all Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and Mobile Phone Operators (MPOs) to introduce controls and filters on their services, has introduced another Bill during the current parliamentary session.

In addition, to controls and filters, Baroness Howe’s latest Bill, which can be accessed here, mandates that age-verification mechanisms should be placed on On-Demand Programme Services and pornographic websites to stop children accessing inappropriate and harmful content.

CARE has worked closely with Lady Howe on the issue of online safety and we warmly welcome her Bill as a means of protecting children online.

To read more about CARE’s work on the issue of Online Safety, please click here.

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