Mark Bentley Safeguarding and Cybersecurity Lead at edtech charity LGfL-The National Grid for Learning, is passionate about keeping children safe and schools secure. Mark plays an active national role advising the Government and suppliers on safeguarding matters, has hosted teacher focus groups for the DCMS, and has contributed to briefings regarding the Online Safety Bill at the Digital Policy Alliance’s (DPA’s) Digital Safety Tech Group, the politically neutral, cross-party policy voice of the internet and technology sector.
Mark Bentley Safeguarding and Cybersecurity Manager at edtech charity LGfL-The National Grid for Learning, is passionate about keeping children safe and schools secure. Here Mark shares his views on the Government’s Online Safety Bill.
You might be inclined to agree that the internet – branded the Wild West Web by the NSPCC – has always been a concern for those of you dealing daily with class WhatsApp arguments, Year 8s on Tindr and Grindr or Year 3s on 18-rated games. The good news is that the Government has just published its Online Safety Bill. The final version is going through parliament as we speak, and the new law is set to change all that for the better. Or will it?