Tech firms face tougher online age checks – Ofcom – BBC News

Posted May 8th, 2024 in children, codes of practice, internet, media, news, ombudsmen by tracey

‘Ofcom has warned social media sites they could be banned for under-18s if they fail to comply with new online safety rules. The media regulator has published a children’s safety draft codes of practice, which requires social media firms to have more robust age-checking measures, and Ofcom boss Dame Melanie Dawes warned any company that broke them could have their minimum user age raised to 18.’

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BBC News, 8th May 2024