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The Government has announced the organisations that will sit on the Executive Board of the new national body to tackle online harms in the UK.

The UKCIS is the successor to the UK Council for Child Internet Safety, with an expanded scope to improve online safety for everyone in the UK.

The Executive Board brings together expertise from a range of organisations in the tech industry, civil society and the public sector.  The idea is that these organisations will collaborate and coordinate a UK-wide approach to online safety.

The Government says that the Board will contribute to the Government’s commitment to make the UK “the safest place in the world to be online”, and will help to inform the development of the forthcoming Online Harms White Paper.

Priority areas of focus will include online harms experienced by children, such as cyberbullying and sexual exploitation; radicalisation and extremism; violence against women and girls; hate crime and hate speech; and forms of discrimination against groups protected under the Equality Act 2010, for example on the basis of disability or race.  To read the Government’s press release in full and for a list of the organisations on the Executive Board, click here.