Some online risks can not only lead to harm, but also result in illegal activity such as: Of course, many factors influence how potential online risks may or may not affect an individual child or young person.Their age, developmental stage and personal attitudes to risk all come into play. Every service needs to start with a clear definition of what is acceptable.Where we have identified any third party copyright information you will need to obtain permission from the copyright holders concerned.This publication is available at https://uk/government/publications/child-safety-online-a-practical-guide-for-providers-of-social-media-and-interactive-services/child-safety-online-a-practical-guide-for-providers-of-social-media-and-interactive-services This document is also available as a PDF here This guide uses the safety framework of the ICT Coalition for Children Online, a European industry initiative to make its platforms safer for users.You need to know how you will manage content in all its complexity.
a social network, messaging, Q&A site, interactive game, cloud service or ephemeral messaging service) and your users are under 18 years old.However, children and young people have significantly different capabilities and expectations.We therefore give additional safety advice for children under the age of 13.In an average class size of 30 children, it means that: Overall, nearly all parents say they are doing something – either using technical tools, talking regularly to their child, supervising them, or having specific rules in place.
(Ofcom, 2015) Decide what’s acceptable and what isn’t.
limiting exposure to inappropriate content) and longer-term effects (such as helping users to understand how to share their information responsibly).