Social media content viewed by a teenager in the weeks before she took her own life is too disturbing for even an adult to look at for a long period of time, a coroner’s court has heard.
Tech firms have 12 months to ensure their platforms adhere to new child privacy protection measures.
The Government has insisted it will take tough action against technology companies which do not adhere to its planned online harms regulations.
The Government is to appoint broadcasting regulator Ofcom as a new internet watchdog, with the ability to fine social media companies that do not protect users from harmful content.
Internet and social media companies have said they will work with the Government to make the internet a safer place, as new powers to punish them are set to be handed to Ofcom.
Social media companies will be held to account for potentially harmful material on their platforms by broadcasting regulator Ofcom, it has been reported.
Molly Russell was a 14-year-old schoolgirl who took her own life in 2017 after viewing harmful images on Instagram, a Facebook-owned social media platform.
Social media giants should be forced to hand over data and pay towards research into their potential harms, a new report backed by the father of Molly Russell argues.
Social media company Instagram has said it will remove images, drawings and cartoons showing methods of self-harm or suicide from its platform.
Facebook will not have a long-term future if it does not tackle the harmful material which can be found online, the father of a 14-year-old who took her own life has warned.
The father of Molly Russell, the teenager who took her own life after viewing disturbing material online, has urged social networks to take action immediately and not drag their feet until a regulator is introduced.
The father of Molly Russell, the teenager who took her own life after viewing disturbing material online, has welcomed Government plans for tougher regulation of harmful content.
The father of Molly Russell has urged the Government to introduce regulation on social media platforms in order to make the internet a “safer place, especially for the young”.
A proposed crackdown on social media companies is expected to be announced, to force them to remove illegal content and protect vulnerable users.
The father of a 14-year-old girl who took her own life has said Instagram “helped kill my daughter”.