JUSTICE submits consultation response on the Online Harms White Paper

JUSTICE has provided a response to the Government’s Online Harms White Paper. Drawing on its Prosecuting Sexual Offences Working Party, chaired by HH Peter Rook QC. The Working Party concluded that preventing online offending from taking place must be a key part of the strategy in reducing the burden sexual offences are placing on the justice system. The response highlights the working party’s belief that in order to reduce child sexual abuse online, four strategies must be employed: (a) the use of pre-screening technology to stop images being uploaded in the first place; (b) a quality mark for safe online space; (c) the introduction of an Internet Regulator and personal liability on directors if they do not explain what they are doing to prevent child sexual abuse on their platforms; and (d) sex and relationship education for children.

Read the full response here