Websites will be forced to protect the safety and privacy of children under new ...

Websites will be forced to protect the safety and privacy of children under new rules The code of practice will force firms to prioritise children's privacy and safety It was welcomed by children's charities following warnings about youngsters  The code was unveiled by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO)

By Vanessa Allen for the Daily Mail

Published: 00:50 GMT, 22 January 2020 | Updated: 08:12 GMT, 22 January 2020

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New rules to make the internet safer for children were unveiled yesterday as social media firms were told to do more to tackle online abuse.

The code of practice will force firms to prioritise children's privacy and safety on their websites and any online services likely to be accessed by youngsters.

It was welcomed by children's charities following warnings about youngsters being exposed to pornography, gambling, bullying and self-harm online.

New rules to make the internet safer for children were unveiled yesterday as social media firms were told to do more to tackle online abuse (file image)

New rules to make the internet safer for children were unveiled yesterday as social media firms were told to do more to tackle online abuse (file image)

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