How the government is striving to make UK internet 'world's safest'

The UK government has revealed it is working on measures to make the country's internet the safest in the world.

The UK government has announced a new Internet Safety Strategy, which it hopes will lead to Britain's internet becoming the safest in the world.

Matt Hancock, secretary of state for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, commented: "Digital technology is overwhelmingly a force for good across the world, and we must always champion innovation and change for the better."

With this in mind, the government is looking to work with organisations including children's charities and technology companies on the introduction of new legislation regarding internet safety.

Mr Hancock added that with more people living their daily lives through online platforms, it's vital that action is taken to keep internet users as safe as possible.

The Internet Safety Strategy will look at bringing in a social media code of practice, and monitor issues such as young people's dating app usage, in a bid to ensure everyone can use the web to access information and connect with others in a safe and secure way.

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