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Select committee calls for industry to protect young people using social media

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    Fri 1 Feb 19

Young people using social media

The House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee has concluded that social media companies must be subject to a legal duty of care to help protect young people’s health and wellbeing when accessing their sites.

Researchers in our Institute for Social and Economic Research had submitted a body of its recent ESRC-funded research to the Committee Inquiry. 

The Committee's Report, Impact of social media and screen-use on young people’s health, highlights the benefits of social media, while also revealing the potential risks children face when accessing social media. The Report suggests what can be done to protect young users when they are online.

Read more about the report and the key findings by ISER researchers on the ISER website.