U.K. STATUTE REGULATING CHILDREN'S WEBSITE MODERATORS

From October 12, 2009, pursuant to a commencement order expanding Schedule 4 of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006, organizations with interactive Web sites likely to be used mainly by children or vulnerable adults must ensure that staff moderating the sites are not barred from working with children or vulnerable adults. Moderation of Websites is not mandatory, but failure to moderate could increase liability if Websites cause harm. This is another measure implemented in the United Kingdom to protection children online.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

Is every employee who works with Websites covered?
Who will enforce the new provisions?
When did the law come into force?

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