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April 2024

Meta is testing features that blur messages containing nudity to safeguard teens on Instagram. Read more WorldMeta ProductChild Safety

March 2024

TikTok is unveiling a global Youth Council,aiming at improving younger user safety. Read more WorldTikTok ProductChild Safety

January 2024

Florida is passing two bills that restricts minors from accessing certain social media platforms. Read more US RegulatoryChild Safety
Meta is restricting teens from viewing content that deals with topics like suicide, self-harm, and eating disorders. Read more WorldMeta ProductChild SafetySelf-harm

December 2023

Sri Lanka is introducing a new hotline through which victims can report harassment of women and children. Read more Sri Lanka ProductChild SafetyHarassment
Ofcom is sharing new guidelines requiring platforms to use credit card checks and photo ID matching to confirm users are over 18. Read more EU RegulatoryChild Safety

November 2023

Australia is releasing new online safety standards to tackle terror and CSAM, including deepfakes created using generative AI. Read more or even more Australia RegulatoryChild SafetyExtremismMisinformationViolence
Ofcom is introducing its first guidance related to grooming for tech platforms on complying with the Online Safety Act. Read more UK RegulatoryChild Safety
YouTube is launching new features to prevent harmful content exposure for teens. Read more WorldYouTube ProductChild Safety

October 2023

Discord is unveiling a system called “Teen Safety Assist” that will warn minors when they get a suspicious message. Read more or even more WorldDiscord ProductChild Safety
Microsoft is launching its Xbox Gaming Safety Toolkit for parents and caregivers in Singapore. Read more SingaporeMicrosoft ProductChild Safety
India is asking X, YouTube and Telegram to ensure any child sexual abuse material is removed from their platforms. Read more IndiaTelegramYouTube RegulatoryChild Safety
Vietnam is alleging that TikTok is failing to block illegal content, including harmful content for children. Read more VietnamTikTok RegulatoryChild Safety
Louisiana is rejecting a porn-industry group’s challenge to a law requiring age verification to enter pornographic websites. Read more US RegulatoryChild Safety

September 2023

The Mental Health Coalition is launching the Safe Online Standards for Kids' Mental Health (S.O.S) initiative to create a rating system across platforms. Read more World ProductChild Safety
Snapchat is announcing new safety features such as In-app Warnings to protect teens from potential online risks. Read more WorldSnapchat ProductChild Safety

August 2023

Kyrgyzstan's Culture Ministry is requesting that digital censors block access to TikTok, worried by the availability of harmful content and the lack of age restrictions on the app. Read more KyrgyzstanTikTok RegulatoryChild SafetyViolence

July 2023

Singapore is introducing a new code of practice for social media platforms to ensure online safety. Read more Singapore RegulatoryChild SafetyViolence
UK lawmakers are agreeing that the Online Safety Bill should cover activities in the metaverse to protect children and vulnerable individuals from harmful content. Read more UK RegulatoryChild Safety
Discord is expanding its policies to address generative artificial intelligence that can create fake content and the sexualization of children. Read more WorldDiscord ProductChild Safety

June 2023

The UK is making last minute amendments to the Online Safety Bill, requiring pornographic sites to use age verification measures. Read more UK RegulatoryChild Safety
TikTok is launching a new feature enabling parents to filter out videos they don't want their children to see. Read more WorldTikTok ProductChild Safety
TikTok is developing a youth council to build safety tools that are more effective for teenagers. Read more WorldTikTok ProductChild Safety
An amendment to the Online Safety Bill is giving Ofcom the right to force tech companies to hand over deceased children's data. Read more UK RegulatoryChild Safety
Texas is signing a bill banning kids under 18 joining social media sites without parental consent. Read more US RegulatoryChild Safety

May 2023

The US are taking new steps to protect the privacy, safety and mental health of children online. Read more US RegulatoryChild SafetyPrivacy
The EU is proposing a survivors' board aiming to fight the dissemination of child sexual abuse material online and offline. Read more EU RegulatoryChild Safety
US senators are reintroducing the Kids Online Safety Act to help protect kids from harmful online content. Read more US RegulatoryChild Safety

April 2023

The US are proposing a bill that would set a national age limit, banning kids under 13 from using social media. Read more US RegulatoryChild Safety
Texas is giving initial approval to a bill requiring platforms to protect minors from harmful content and give parents more control. Read more US RegulatoryChild SafetyPrivacy
Brazil is introducing new social media restrictions over school violence content. Read more Brazil RegulatoryChild SafetyViolence
Arkansas is signing a bill imposing a minimum age limit for social media usage. Read more US RegulatoryChild Safety
Snapchat is launching new tools to improve its AI chatbot, including an age filter ensuring it responds according to the user's age. Read more WorldSnapchat ProductChild Safety
Canada is examining a bill requiring sites showing sexually explicit material to have valid age verification for users. Read more Canada RegulatoryAdultChild Safety

March 2023

Italy is temporarily banning ChatGPT over privacy concerns and lack of age verification. Read more Italy RegulatoryChild SafetyPrivacy
Yubo and the AFNOR Group are forming a working group to create a new safety standard on the prevention of risks and protection of minors on social networks. Read more or even more WorldAFNORYubo ProductChild Safety
TikTok is unveiling its updated community guidelines that will focus on improving content moderation on the platform and take effect on April 21st. Read more WorldTikTok ProductChild SafetyMisinformation
Snapchat is publishing guidelines in its Family Center, detailing how content gets algorithmically recommended to minors. Read more WorldSnapchat ProductChild Safety
Texas is proposing a bill requiring platforms to protect minors from harmful content and to get parental consent before data collection. Read more US RegulatoryChild SafetyPrivacy
Wisconsin is joining other states requesting court order for TikTok to comply with investigation into its communication practices. Read more USTikTok ProductChild SafetyPrivacy
Amazon Prime Video is signing an agreement with the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) to produce age ratings for content. Read more UKAmazon ProductChild Safety
TikTok is setting a new default 60-minute daily screen time limit for minors. Read more WorldTikTok ProductChild Safety

February 2023

Singapore is examining a new Code of Practice seeking to remove harmful content from app stores. Read more Singapore RegulatoryAdultChild SafetyViolence
Australian e-safety commissioner is asking TikTok, Twitter and Google to hand over information on handling online child abuse. Read more or even more AustraliaGoogleTikTokTwitter RegulatoryChild Safety
UK is announcing that content generated by AI chatbots will fall within the Online Safety Bill's scope. Read more UK RegulatoryChild SafetyMisinformationSelf-harm
Tennessee is examining a bill asking phone manufacturers to track and block harmful content from minors. Read more US RegulatoryAdultChild SafetyViolence
Arkansas is proposing a new bill requiring ID to access pornographic websites. Read more US RegulatoryAdultChild Safety
California is attempting for the second time to hold social media liable for addicting child users to their product. Read more US RegulatoryChild Safety
France is imposing age verification to block access to pornographic websites for minors from next September. Read more France RegulatoryAdultChild Safety
California is examining a bill targeting fentanyl and firearms sale and harm promotion to children on social media. Read more US RegulatoryChild SafetySubstancesViolence

January 2023

CNIL is warning that some age verification methods requiring face scans to access pornographic websites could be used for blackmail. Read more US RegulatoryAdultChild Safety
An amendment to the Online Safety Bill is calling for tech company executives to be liable for prosecution if failing to protect children online. Read more or even more UK RegulatoryChild Safety
Louisiana is passing a new law requiring residents to provide proof of their age with an official ID to access pornographic websites. Read more US RegulatoryAdultChild Safety
TikTok is announcing creators are now able to restrict their videos to adult viewers. Read more WorldTikTok ProductChild Safety

December 2022

Apple is cancelling its plan to scan photos stored in iCloud to detect CSAM. Read more WorldApple ProductChild Safety

November 2022

The French government is creating a Laboratory for Childhood protection Online Charter encouraging knowledge sharing and new initiatives development. Read more France RegulatoryChild Safety
Instagram is rolling out age verification using Yoti, a platform conducting facial feature analysis to estimate a user's age, but dropping social vouching. Read more UKMeta ProductChild Safety

October 2022

TikTok is introducing new and updated features and policies for its LIVE community. Read more WorldTikTok ProductChild Safety
Singapore is introducing a bill into Parliament to fight egregious and harmful online content. Read more Singapore RegulatoryAdultChild SafetyExtremismSelf-harm

August 2022

TikTok is said to be training its moderators to detect CSAM using graphic images and videos as a reference guide. Read more WorldTikTok ProductChild Safety

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