Who needs to 'step up' to keep kids safe online?

12/4/2022 12:45:00 PM

As actress Kate Winslet says more can be done to protect children, is the Online Safety Bill enough, asks Laura Kuenssberg?

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As actress Kate Winslet says more can be done to protect children, is the Online Safety Bill enough, asks Laura Kuenssberg?

Kate Winslet tells Laura Kuenssberg there should be age blocks for social media sites By Laura Kuenssberg Presenter, Sunday with Laura Kuenssberg "My God, I don't know what I'm supposed to do at all.Self-harm content to be criminalised in online bill But she said that the drama had to be about more than a child obsessed with their phone.Winslet stars in a new Channel 4 drama about a single mother whose 17-year-old daughter struggles with her mental health, with problems exacerbated by social media.Kate Winslet tells Laura Kuenssberg there should be age blocks for social media sites By Laura Kuenssberg Presenter, Sunday with Laura Kuenssberg "My God, I don't know what I'm supposed to do at all.

" That's not an admission that you expect to hear from a movie megastar.But that's how Kate Winslet described some moments of being a mum in the 21st Century, with parents "rendered utterly powerless" as their kids spend more and more time online.In the two-hour drama, to be shown on Channel 4 on Thursday 8 December, Winslet plays Ruth who is a single mother of two, including 17-year-old Freya.Winslet's new film confronts that dilemma head on.I do wish that there would be certain platforms that were banned before a certain age.She tells the story of a mother desperately trying to help her daughter, whose mental health has been shattered as she's sucked deeper and deeper into social media.The world of social media is "frightening to parents because we don't really know what's there", Winslet said.The drama - I am Ruth - is hard to watch, but hard to look away from.The drama - I am Ruth - is hard to watch, but hard to look away from.

Without giving a terrible spoiler, it does also in the end offer hope."This world that you can burrow deeper and deeper into it, and it becomes darker and trickier and much, much harder for children to navigate.Winslet's warning comes after the culture secretary urged social media firms to work harder to protect children online or face "severe punishments" including hefty fines.It's all the more powerful because Winslet's on-screen child is played by her own daughter - Mia Threapleton.But the Oscar winner hopes the film will prompt a wider conversation about how vulnerable children are." Image source, Image caption, Mia Threapleton, Winslet's real-life daughter, plays teenager Freya Asked whether she thought there should be more legal regulation of social media, Winslet said she struggled with social media and its impact on teenage mental health.She suggests some online platforms should be banned for kids and accuses the government and tech firms of "shirking responsibility".She told LBC's Nick Ferrari at Breakfast this week: "We are removing the legal but harmful (duties), which would have led to unintended consequences and have an erosion of free speech.You can read the full story here.I do wish that there would be certain platforms that were banned before a certain age.You can read the full story here.

"Whoever those people are, they know who they are, they should just step up and do better," she told me.Image source, Jeff Overs/BBC The UK was going to be the first country in the world to try and solve this problem but there have been so many delays the EU got there first.She said there should be "more protection and accountability" because parents "are left flailing".The government has again cranked up its plan to regulate what happens online and the Online Safety Bill will be back in the Commons on Monday.It is a massive piece of law and ministers are worried they might run out of time to get it done.Whoever those people are, they know who they are, they should just step up and do better," she said.That said - its coming into force will be a genuine landmark moment.That said - its coming into force will be a genuine landmark moment.

For years, governments around the world more or less assumed that the exciting tech companies they used to like having photo opportunities with could basically regulate themselves.In the past week, ministers have dropped plans from the Online Safety Bill which would require technology firms to take down legal but harmful material.That climate soured some time ago.As one senior tech executive described it: "After tech euphoria now the pendulum has swung completely the other way.In a statement, Culture Secretary Michelle Donelan told BBC News that "unregulated social media is hurting our children and it must end"." And governments, at least in the UK, have concluded platforms that hold so much power cannot be left to supervise themselves.See Laura Kuenssberg's interview with Kate Winslet in full this Sunday, 4 December Also on the show is cabinet minister Nadhim Zahawi and Labour's shadow education secretary Bridget Phillipson On the panel are Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, film-maker Beeban Kidron and Currys plc chief executive Alex Baldock Watch Sunday with Laura Kuenssberg on BBC One and on BBC iPlayer from 09:00 GMT Follow live here on the BBC News website from 08:00 and on Twitter @BBCPolitics The communications watchdog Ofcom - which currently looks after TV, radio and phones - will be given the job of setting standards for tech platforms and checking they follow them."Young people will be safeguarded, criminality stamped out and adults given control over what they see and engage with online," Ms Donelan said.See Laura Kuenssberg's interview with Kate Winslet in full this Sunday, 4 December Also on the show is cabinet minister Nadhim Zahawi and Labour's shadow education secretary Bridget Phillipson On the panel are Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, film-maker Beeban Kidron and Currys plc chief executive Alex Baldock Watch Sunday with Laura Kuenssberg on BBC One and on BBC iPlayer from 09:00 GMT Follow live here on the BBC News website from 08:00 and on Twitter @BBCPolitics The communications watchdog Ofcom - which currently looks after TV, radio and phones - will be given the job of setting standards for tech platforms and checking they follow them.

Crucially they'll have the power to impose hefty fines on the companies if they fall short.Alongside that there'll be new criminal offences for things like encouraging self harm.These are big changes but some of the government's plans to confront the darkest corners of the internet have disappeared.And to understand what's gone on, we need for a moment to look at what exactly has changed.Neither ministers nor Ofcom were ever going to instruct Facebook, Instagram, TikTok or any other platform to take down specific content if it didn't break the law.Neither ministers nor Ofcom were ever going to instruct Facebook, Instagram, TikTok or any other platform to take down specific content if it didn't break the law.

What they were going to do was define the kind of material that could have caused harm to people..

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A government should look after all people , Instead of looking after themselves and Business men There’s already a super rich PM onboard. He and his wife cleared the tax stuffs they got into earlier?. Well those taxes could help a whole load of people. Just stop the energy companies making huge profits

Kate Winslet: Parents feel powerless over children's social media useThe actress tells the BBC ministers should make firms enforce strict age limits on their platforms. Yeah, not like they can't turn the internet off, use filters etc when they can blame others and deny all accountability as they let them run amock. Who do you think In other words...she is a weak as piss & a total failure as a parent!!

Especially in scotland. Where energy resources are stolen from London. Just families, and ignore everyone else🙄😡 So Kate whats your viable solution? We all know something needs to be done, foodbanks, mouldy homes etc your trying to raise awareness of a problem that we are fully aware of and out of your realm of millionaires imagination, but you dont offer a solution?

I owe my milk man £427 and British Gas around £1733 last time I checked. If anybody can help, contact me privately for my PayPal. Cheers. Millionaires paying more taxes might help! Instead of taxing the poor into poverty! Ffs 🤦‍♂️ Maybe if the British would actually work then you could solve some of the massive overwhelming problems that your country faces?

❤️❤️❤️ BBCPolitics Kate, the Tories do not care about anyone of us, disgusting when you find out that a minister claimed to heat his wife’s horse stables on his expenses, what does that tell you?

Parents 'powerless' over children's social media, Winslet warnsKate Winslet has urged social media firms to enforce age restrictions as she said parents feel 'utterly powerless' to protect their children online. If Winslet isn't able to stop her own kid using social media, what is she expecting others to do about it? Social media should be 18+ with I'd confirmation like any other 18+ website SHOULD be. Unless you're going to ask users to validate with own credit card?

Kate Winslet should shut her trap. Why can't people do amazing acts of kindness without seeking publicity? Free school meals already in Scotland for ALL children P1-5 with plans for P6/7 in next 2 years. ♥️ Tbh I’d have started with lifting Jack on to that door Rose as there was clearly space Celebrities shouldn't have to donate money. It is the obligation of the government to guarantee the well-being of the population. Get rid of the royalty for once.

Go on Kate 💪. Team up with Marcus and start putting more pressure on the powers that be. bbclaurak Dont get a smart meter bbclaurak Such a simple suggestion!!👍 Rich people lecturing - pay more tax then love

Who needs to 'step up' to keep kids safe online?As actress Kate Winslet says more can be done to protect children, is the Online Safety Bill enough, asks Laura Kuenssberg? Literally EVERYONE needs to step up and protect kids. parents. Rather than campaigning for a gross invasion of privacy for all adults (having to submit id documents to every website we visit), why don’t you just supervise your kids as they use the web? Parental controls. App limits. Or simply don’t buy them a smartphone!

bbclaurak Enjoyed this interview. I Am Ruth sounds a must watch for any parent. Myself and my son spent 3 yrs working together to get him through a time when he was struggling with his mental health. Support is patchy. Kate was right, those who can do better know who they are and should. Great interview with bbclaurak Kate Winslet is such an amazing role model ❤️, what a thoughtful thing to do, helping that mother dealing with cerebral palsy being able to stay with her child when the government didn’t step up change to protect against vulnerability & isolation

👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 What can we all do to help children get fed at schools? I’d contribute towards my local schools but don’t see a way to do so. We know the issues but then keep talking about it, but while we are waiting for ‘them’ to fix it what can those who can help do to help? bbclaurak Kate Winslet was very impressive. We need more genuine people like her who are in the public eye to step forward and show our government what they should be doing. Thank you Kate. Would copy in but no way of knowing the real account any more. Laura retweet?

bbclaurak More bull shit from socialist celebrities bbclaurak And yet she can't make space for poor Jack on the table at the end there. LaurensRage this one? Which is easy to say isn't it. I love the middle class wringing their hands & clutching their pearls. If there was a way to do it, I would happily pay for a couple of children's school meals.

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Watch the sweet moment Princess Kate and Prince William almost broke 'royal protocol'Prince William and Princess Kate were caught on camera reaching out to hold hands at the Earthshot Prize awards The more the media tries to glorify KensingtonRoyal denigrate HarryandMeghan the less I enjoy reading about WillandKate. The media just fuels hatred between these families & do absolutely nothing to bring them together…shameful and disgusting BBCWorld RoyalFamily LBC CATHERINE. HER NAME IS CATHERINE. omabelllll

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