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Committee on Communications publishes its ‘Growing Up With The Internet’ Report

The ‘Growing Up With The Internet’ report, published House of Lords Select Committee on Communications, setting out recommendations to give children and young adults digital resilience, information and power and hence open up the internet as a place where they can be responsible and empowered digital citizens. It suggests Digital Literacy is vital for children to navigate the online world and should sit alongside reading, writing and mathematics as the fourth pillar of a child’s education.

The report also advises that schools should teach online responsibilities, social norms and risks as part of mandatory, Ofsted-inspected Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education.

The report also recommends that there is an independent mechanism to arbitrate requests to remove harmful and abusive digital content.


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