Schoolchildren to get online safety advice on catfishing and fake news

Education secretary says guidelines will ‘somewhat future proof’ young people against online harms

Schoolchildren to get online safety advice on catfishing and fake news

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He also criticised the Tory leader contender Boris Johnson for saying that money spent on investigating historic child sex abuse allegations was “spaffed up a wall”. “To use a word with a sexual connotation like that is appalling, and I want to say to him that it’s time that he came out and gave the full explanation of himself and delivered an apology to every survivor who has felt hurt by that,” Gamble said. © 2019 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved.

Hinds, who was speaking at an NSPCC conference about child online safety, added that tech companies should not wait for the implementation of new legislation to take action to protect children online.

The culture secretary, Jeremy Wright, also expressed commitment to implementing the online harms white paper and vowed to bring in a new regulator that would impose sanctions on tech companies failing to abide by a code of practice.

Jim Gamble, a former chief executive of the National Crime Agency’s child exploitation and online protection division,, said the government had been too quick to blame tech companies.

New guidance on teaching online safety in schools to make children more resilient to catfishing, fake news and other online harms has been announced by the education secretary.

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