It has already been an important year for internet safety. A sequence of high profile stories and the most successful ever Safer Internet Day, back in April, set the context for the run-up to this year’s UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) Summit on June 28th. Keeping children and young people safe online is finally taking its rightful place on everyone’s agenda.
But we still have a long uphill battle ahead of us. As changes in the digital world gather pace, some companies are forging ahead and taking a positive approach towards internet safety but the overall pace remains slow and some are still failing to fulfill their child safety obligations.
Since it was established in 2008 UKCCIS has been working hard to push forward the agenda on industry self-regulation, including parental controls and age verification, among other topics. UKCCIS brings together over 180 organizations and individuals from government, industry, law enforcement, academia, charities and parenting groups.
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