Wild West Web

Thanks to you, we’re one step closer to keeping children safer online and ending the #WildWestWeb.

Thanks to you, we’re one step closer to keeping children safer online.

On 1 July 2019, we handed in our Wild West Web petition to Downing Street.

Almost 46,000 of you took action by signing our petition - calling for statutory regulation so that social networks have a legal duty of care to protect every child.

Earlier this year, the government published their White Paper, setting out how they plan to keep children safe online. This is set to be a significant step towards a safer internet.

We are so proud that our #WildWestWeb campaign has played a central role in this, and we couldn’t have done it without your support. 

We're now calling on the Prime Minister to act quickly and bring in this important legislation.

New social media law

We're calling for a new law to make social networks safer for children.

  • An independent regulator
    We demand an independent regulator is created who can put in place mandatory child safety rules for social networks and has the power to fine them if they don't make their networks safe.
  • Safe accounts for children
    We demand social networks offer safe accounts for children and proactively search for, and stop, child grooming on their platforms. Social networks must make it easier for users to report concerns about child safety and provide a dedicated fast-track process for reporting.
  • Detailed reporting on how they're keeping children safe
    We demand children and parents are told how safe the networks are. Social networks must publish details of how they’re keeping children safe and how they deal with reports and complaints.