As part of its re-election promises, the Morrison government has unveiled a policy to ensure all smartphones have strong parental controls, through a binding industry code.But while the Prime Minister’s announcement and the government’s press release put the focus on industry developing stronger tools (“if industry doesn’t act within 12 months, we will regulate to force them”), in line with the Liberal Party’s broader promise to hold big tech to account, a bigger part of increasing safety may require a cultural and educational shift.Scott Morrison says his government will force tech giants to do more to protect children’s safety.Credit:James BrickwoodPart of the government’s announcement was $23 million in funding to build on existing education programs for parents, teachers and students,
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