Child online safety: Ensuring positive interactions and addressing harmful conduct

The guidance contained within these pages is distinct and separate from the forthcoming regulatory requirements that will be introduced through the Online Safety Bill. The draft Online Safety Bill confers powers on Ofcom to oversee and enforce the new regulatory regime, and requires Ofcom to prepare codes of practice to assist providers in complying with their duties of care.

User interaction includes, but is not limited to, direct messaging, voice or video calls, commenting, reacting or ‘liking’, tagging and playing games against or alongside other users.

As a business, you should aim to ensure that users are able to interact with others in a way that is respectful and inclusive, and free from abuse, bullying and harassment.

To do this, your business needs to create and enforce effective rules and processes which allow for abuse to be detected, reported and tackled.

Read the full Government guidance below:

Source: Child online safety: Ensuring positive interactions and addressing harmful conduct

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