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Briefing to MPs on the Online Safety Bill

Next week is the Second Reading of the Online Safety Bill. As Children’s Commissioner, I have convened the 15 leading children’s rights organisations and internet safety experts in the UK to tell you about our thoughts on it. I am writing to all MPs with views on the Bill from – the Children’s Commissioner, 5Rights, Action for Children, Barnardo’s, the BBFC, the Centre to End All Sexual Exploitation (CEASE), Childnet, the End Violence Against Women (EVAW) Coalition, Internet Matters, the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), John Carr OBE, the Marie Collins Foundation, NSPCC, Parent Zone and the PSHE Association. These groups represent children’s rights and parenting organisations, internet safety experts, and Violence Against Women and Girls campaigners. This briefing sets out why the Online Safety Bill is so important to children’s wellbeing and what we would like to see from it.