Children face curfew on nighttime social media use under new code

Children could face a curfew on night-time social media use, under plans being considered by the information commissioner. Details of the consultation on the code, which aims to protect children’s privacy, their rights and to ensure they only access material appropriate to their age, are due to be unveiled this week. Elizabeth Denham is to ask parents and children what measures they want included in a new legally-enforced code, which could include forcing social media firms to switch off technology that keeps children awake at night and hooked to their devices for hours. “We are looking to do research directly with children and parents,” said a senior official. “We are looking to make sure it’s…