In a recent article in the Daily Telegraph the Children’s Commissioner, Dame Rachel de Souza, proposed that “tech bosses should face jail if they fail to protect children from harm online”. This slightly radical suggestion is one which has been gaining much support within the government, as case after case of tech companies putting profits before protection of children online and the sheer number of cases of online sexual abuse and harassment have come to light. Clearly social media has a lot to answer for: Dame Rachel advocated that there should be a “ban on under-aged children from having access to social media platforms through tougher age verification enforced by the regulator”. Limiting a child’s access to social media on a phone (managed remotely from a prenatal device) is a responsible way to guide the exposure a child has to content that might not be appropriate to their age. We have just the solution.

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