The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Social Media
Established in March 2018, the group works to drive policy change that maximises the positives and mitigates the negatives of social media.View Now
We operate independently of government, but have a good working relationship with the Home Office, the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology, the Ministry of Justice and the Department for Education.
Our CEO, Susie Hargreaves OBE, is an Executive Board Member of the UK Council for Internet Safety (UKCIS).
The IWF was also a core participant to the Internet strand of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA). Following the conclusion of the inquiry, we have formed the IICSA changemakers along with the other leaders in this space, designed to put pressure on Government to implement the recommendations of the Independent Inquiry.
Wherever relevant, we share our expertise, good practice and partnership approach with organisations, policymakers, hotlines, Government, law enforcement and others.
As part of this, the IWF often responds to consultations relevant to our work. Our submissions to recent consultations include the following:
Since November 2020, the IWF (as part of the UK Safer Internet Centre) has been providing the secretariat for the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Media. This APPG works to drive policy change that maximises the positives and mitigates the negatives of social media.
The APPG completed an inquiry into “Selfie Generation: what’s behind the rise in self-generated indecent images of children online?” in 2021 and received written and oral evidence from academics, child protection experts, law enforcement, tech companies and individuals.
View the APPG's report here.
To contact the IWF Policy and Public Affairs team, please email Michael Tunks, Head of Policy and Public Affairs at [email protected]