The Joint pre-legislative scrutiny Committee on the Draft Online Safety Bill has published the written evidence submitted by MRF.
MRF chair, Ian Russell was part of a panel giving oral evidence to the Joint pre-legislative scrutiny Committee on the Draft Online Safety Bill.
As the R;pple online monitoring tool is launched as an ‘extension’, we congratulate everyone involved but most of all the charity’s founder, Alice Hendy.
The Molly Rose Foundation is pleased to be among the signatories to a letter in the Times, supporting the ICO’s Age Appropriate Design Code as it comes into force in the UK. This landmark legislation has already motivated the platforms to make changes that help make the internet a safer place for young people.
Some 20,000 of the Molly Rose Foundation’s popular pocket-sized Help Cards have now been distributed by the charity, with requests for these useful and free-of-charge resources coming in regularly.
July 2021New research shows ‘children’ directly targeted with graphic content within as little as 24 hours of creating a social media account
5Rights Foundation and the Children’s Commissioner for England are calling for mandatory rules for design of digital services after new 5Rights research shows online accounts registered to children being targeted with sexual and suicide content.
July 2021Children’s rights group 5Rights has launched ‘Twisted Toys’, a campaign which helps parents to understand the insidious dangers that children are exposed to in the digital world
The Twisted Toys such as ‘Stalkie Talkie’, ‘Pocket Troll’ and ‘Share Bear’- traditional toys which take the dangers of the digital world and show how unacceptable they would be in a physical toy.
May 2021The Online Safety Bill was presented to Parliament on 12th May. Read the Molly Rose Foundation’s Initial Response
The Molly Rose Foundation says government internet regulation can’t come soon enough and welcomes this important step towards a safer internet for all. A draft bill of this scale will take time to assess and it is the detail of the proposed legislation that will prove crucial.
May 2021Good Morning Britain interview with Ian Russell as part of their Mental Health Awareness week coverage
Every year, around 200 of those who end their own lives are children. Molly Russell was just 14 years old when she took her own life in 2017. Her father, Ian, believes social media played a role and is now campaigning for legislation to help combat the distribution of harmful content online.
This year the theme for Mental Health Awareness Week is ‘Nature’. Over the last twelve months getting outside and enjoying the fresh air has never seemed more important and although it has been a cold winter the brighter days are now here and soon it will be warmer too – so let’s get outside. Here are ten ideas of what you might like to do.