The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children recently blasted the government for not acting on the recommendations in a government-commissioned report which were made 10 years ago.
The UK children’s charity said that out of the 38 proposals intended to make younger people safer inline, only 7 were partially implemented. 11 had been ignored and 4 are now obsolete.
The NSPCC now says there is a need for a legally enforceable safety code which can compel social networks to keep minors safer.
It had been revealed in NSPCC’s report that there had already been more than 1,300 grooming offences in the first six months after the “sexual communication with a child” offence was put into effect.