House of Commons
Tackling online harm to children with a duty of care regulator
EDM #57
Tabled 13 January 2020
2019-21 Session
That this House notes the publication of the Online Harms White Paper in April 2019 and subsequent assurances by the Government that they will introduce a robust regulator to safeguard children online; further notes that over 45,000 people signed the NSPCC’s Wild West Web petition calling for statutory regulation so that social networks have a legal duty of care to protect every child from abuse online; and notes the urgent need for Government action as data obtained by the NSPCC shows that over the last year an average of 11 child sexual offences occurred each day over just three commonly-used social network platforms; notes that the Home Office estimates that 80,000 adults in the UK poses a sexual threat to children online; recognises that due to the pressing need for change and the time it would take to set up a new regulator that an interim regulator should be appointed to fill the regulatory gap while more long-term measures are being put in place; and calls on the Government to bring in legislation as promised to assign a duty of care regulator to keep children safe online as a matter of urgency, and, in the interim, to support Lord McNally's Private Member's Bill, introduced on 14 January 2020 into the House of Lords, which instructs Ofcom to start preparing for the new regime.

Signatures (66)

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.
In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.
Tami, Mark
Labour
13 January 2020
Harris, Carolyn
Labour
13 January 2020
Doughty, Stephen
Labour
13 January 2020
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
14 January 2020
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
14 January 2020
Hollern, Kate
Labour
14 January 2020
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
15 January 2020
Glindon, Mary
Labour
16 January 2020
Sobel, Alex
Labour
16 January 2020
Hill, Mike
Labour
16 January 2020
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
20 January 2020
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
20 January 2020
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
22 January 2020
Duffield, Rosie
Labour
23 January 2020
Daby, Janet
Labour
27 January 2020
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
27 January 2020
Evans, Chris
Labour
27 January 2020
McMorrin, Anna
Labour
27 January 2020
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
27 January 2020
Howarth, Sir George
Labour
27 January 2020
Stringer, Graham
Labour
29 January 2020
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
29 January 2020
Efford, Clive
Labour
30 January 2020
Morris, Grahame
Labour
30 January 2020
Phillips, Jess
Labour
05 February 2020
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
05 February 2020
Anderson, Fleur
Labour
11 February 2020
Johnson, Kim
Labour
11 February 2020
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
12 February 2020
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
13 February 2020
Byrne, Ian
Labour
13 February 2020
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
14 February 2020
Tarry, Sam
Labour
17 February 2020
Farry, Stephen
Alliance
18 February 2020
Jenkyns, Mrs Andrea
Conservative
18 February 2020
Penning, Sir Mike
Conservative
18 February 2020
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
18 February 2020
Abrahams, Debbie
Labour
20 February 2020
Eshalomi, Florence
Labour
21 February 2020
Murray, James
Labour
24 February 2020
Hendrick, Sir Mark
Labour
24 February 2020
Whitley, Mick
Labour
24 February 2020
Ali, Rushanara
Labour
24 February 2020
Jones, Mr Kevan
Labour
24 February 2020
Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
24 February 2020
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
25 February 2020
Lammy, Mr David
Labour
26 February 2020
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
27 February 2020
Peacock, Stephanie
Labour
28 February 2020
Kinnock, Stephen
Labour
02 March 2020
Fovargue, Yvonne
Labour
02 March 2020
Cadbury, Ruth
Labour
09 March 2020
Osborne, Kate
Labour
09 March 2020
Huq, Dr Rupa
Labour
10 March 2020
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
12 March 2020
Osamor, Kate
Labour
19 March 2020
Timms, Stephen
Labour
23 March 2020
Nichols, Charlotte
Labour
23 March 2020
Mishra, Navendu
Labour
24 March 2020
Hanvey, Neale
Independent
27 April 2020
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion