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The APPG on Social Media Inquiry

On Monday 9 November 2020, the APPG for Social Media launched its inquiry “Selfie Generation: What’s behind the rise in self-generated indecent images of children online?”

In the past year, data from the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) has found that 29% of all content they acted upon was of self-generated indecent images of children. The inquiry will seek to understand how this content is generated, the current initiatives in place to prevent its circulation and explore what the impact is of the new Relationships, Health and Education curriculum could be in developing children’s understanding of healthy relationships.

We want to hear from stakeholders across the child protection landscape, law enforcement, teachers, parents, guardians, tech companies, academia and children themselves about the extent of this challenge.

A full terms of reference is available here and we will be asking for submissions to be sent to media@iwf.org.uk by Sunday 31 January 2021 at 5pm at the latest.