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Government considers restrictions on social media for under 16s

by LLB political Reporter
18th Dec 23 8:51 am

The government are considering restricting social media for under 16-year olds and the Deputy Prime Minister has not denied the reports.

The government are considering to launch a consultation in 2024 to bring in possible restrictions in an attempt to bolster online safety laws in the UK.

Appearing on Sky News Trevor Phillips programme, Oliver Dowden was asked about the proposal, he said, “You’ll have to wait for announcements in that area.

“I don’t think we’ve actually made a formal policy announcement.”

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He added, “What I do think, and I saw this when I was digital secretary, and I see it speaking to my constituents and elsewhere, there’s a real worry from parents about how they can protect their children from the harms of social media.

“Now, of course, as a Conservative, I don’t want to reach for a lever of banning, but we need to look at how we can protect children online, and I think any reasonable government should do that.”

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