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(Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) Online Harms: White Paper

09 April 2019

The UK Government is consulting on online content with the aim of creating a regulatory system for the internet that is free, open and secure but also protects users from harmful content.

The Government believes the changes in the White Paper will rebuild public confidence and set clear expectations of social media companies.

To that end they have proposed a regulatory framework to police illegal and harmful online content.

The BPS is looking to make a strong response, informed by the contributions of our members.

Getting Involved

Send your comments to [email protected] using the form below.

The deadline for responses is Thursday the 13th of June.

Please note:

  • The Society will only produce ONE response to any consultation.
  • Any response that goes under the Society logo MUST be signed off by the relevant Board Chair and Branch Chair in the case of Devolved Nations.
  • Responses on behalf of particular Divisions / Faculties /Member Networks are not permitted under any circumstances.
  • Please do refer to the British Psychological Society Consultation Processes document which is attached before writing and sending any comments
  • Please ensure that all comments are based on Published Evidence and not solely on Clinical opinion


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