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Email your MP today to seek assurances that the Online Safety Bill will not be delayed again

On 13th July, the government announced a postponement to the debate and passing of the Online Safety Bill. 

Leading a coalition of charities and experts, CEASE is urging the Government to prevent the Online Safety Bill being further delayed. 

Postponing the debate and passing of the Bill represents an unacceptable immediate risk to children online. 

Delaying or even scrapping the Bill means the public is at risk of losing these vital proposed online protections: 

  • ‘Age gates’ to protect children from stumbling onto hardcore, violent porn.
  • Platforms’ duty of care to proactively prevent illegal material, like child sexual abuse or filmed rape, from their platforms. Instead they can continue to profit from it.
  • Ensuring platforms remove content which is illegal in the offline world, such as portrayals of rape and child abuse.
  • Safer online platform design which tackles algorithms and other features that push children to increasingly harmful content.
  • Platforms being held to account over reporting how they remove content and respond to complaints. 

If you believe in protecting children from the harms of online porn, please email your MP today to seek assurances from the Government that the Online Safety Bill will not be delayed again.