Emilie Silverwood-Cope: Will the Online Safety Act better protect our children?
At a talk I attended recently, a room full of teachers were asked to put their hand up if their time had been taken up by the following social media issues: cyberbullying, threats of violence and pupils seeing sexual content.
Every hand went up and stayed up. This had become such a pervasive issue that one teacher, responsible for pastoral care, said social media-related problems (from violence to mental health) took up her entire day.
Will the Online Safety Act (OSA) make a difference to teachers like this and better protect our children?