Social media regulation backed by more than nine in 10 Scots, poll suggests

The vast majority of adults in Scotland would back social network regulation, according to a new survey.

Of the 255 Scottish adults polled for the NSPCC, 91% supported statutory regulation while 63% disagreed that social networks protect children from sexual grooming.

It comes as part of a wider survey that found nine in 10 adults across the whole of Britain also supported the idea of regulation.

The charity’s campaign, Taming The Wild West Web, is calling for the introduction of a “robust independent regulator” to force social networks to protect children on their…
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