Encouraging self-harm to be criminalised in Online Safety Bill
27 November 2022
The encouragement of self-harm will be criminalised in an update to the Online Safety Bill, the government has said.
Content that encourages someone to physically harm will be targeted in a new offence, making it illegal.
The government said the changes had been influenced by the case of Molly Russell - the 14-year-old who ended her life in November 2017.