Social Media APPG

First Registered: 19/06/2019 • Last updated on: 29/12/2021

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To drive policy change that mitigates the negatives and maximises the positives of social media for young people.

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Recent Documents related to Social Media

1. Smart Tips for Category 1 Responders using Social Media in Emergency Management
10/03/2021 - Cabinet Office
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2. Social Media Code of Practice
29/06/2021 - Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
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Found: CODE OF PRACTICE Culture, Media and Sport in accordance with Section 103 of the Digital Economy Act

3. SIA social media policy
02/03/2021 - Security Industry Authority
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Found: paper SIA social media policy This page details our social media policy. From:

4. Social Media Acceptable Use Policy
10/07/2019 - Student Loans Company
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Found: OFFICIAL Social Media Acceptable Use Policy OFFICIAL Business Area: Product

5. Using the apprenticeship brand
06/01/2020 - Education and Skills Funding Agency
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Found: Plan aheadSchedule social media posts ahead of the event to build momentum. Give attendees details of

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Social Media

1. Social Media: Offensive Material
23/03/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: Bill will achieve? Presumably, it will force social media companies to take down the racist and sexist - Speech Link
2: the duty of care that we will be imposing on social media companies, with clear systems of user redress - Speech Link
3: post racist and offensive material and by some social media sites that craft algorithms to curate, propagate - Speech Link

2. Online Anonymity and Anonymous Abuse
24/03/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: opening a social media account, and e-petition 332315, Ban anonymous accounts on social media; oral evidence - Speech Link
2: excellent Kick It Out, which has superb goals for social media companies to create robust and swift measures - Speech Link
3: years of stalking and harassment. She is a retired social worker. She has found the police ill equipped to - Speech Link

3. Vaccine Misinformation Online
19/10/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: counter this growing movement and bring the social media giants to heel. The anti-vax movement is nothing - Speech Link
2: said. The CCDH’s study showed that anti-vax social media accounts have 58 million followers, and that - Speech Link

4. Social Media Platforms (Identity Verification)
24/11/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: leave be given to bring in a Bill to require social media platforms to offer a user identity verification - Speech Link

5. Social Media: Fake News
29/04/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: directly to false narratives, working closely with social media platforms to help them remove dangerous, incorrect - Speech Link
2: set up the Rapid Response Unit to work with social media companies to take action and combat fake news - Speech Link
3: conspiracy theories are the least likely to observe social distancing rules. At a time when children are entirely - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Social Media
1. Social Media
asked by: Gill Furniss
... what plans he has for social media reform.

2. Social Media
asked by: Owen Thompson
... and (c) politically motivated polarisation to UK public life (i) in general and (ii) in the context of the upcoming May elections.

3. Social Media
asked by: Owen Thompson
... and (c) politically-motivated polarisation.

4. Social Media
asked by: Chi Onwurah
... Facebook and similar sites and linking those ratings to parental filters.

5. Social Media
asked by: Daisy Cooper
... whether it is his policy to require all user generated content on social media that has been filtered or altered to be identifiable as such.

Latest Questions
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7 Current APPG Officers
Chris Elmore Portrait
Chris Elmore
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Ogmore
Joined: 19th June 2019
Aaron Bell Portrait
Aaron Bell
Conservative - Newcastle-under-Lyme
Joined: 24th February 2020
David Linden Portrait
David Linden
Scottish National Party - Glasgow East
Joined: 24th February 2020
Lisa Cameron Portrait
Lisa Cameron
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Joined: 24th February 2020
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Baroness Brady Portrait
Baroness Brady
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 2nd June 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Chris Elmore MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 3000.


Public Enquiry Point:

Michael Tunks, UK Safer Internet Centre, c/o Internet Watch Foundation, Discovery House, Vision Park, Histon, Cambridgeshire CB24 9ZR. Tel: 01223 203 030



UK Safer Internet Centre acts as the group's secretariat.

Group's Website:

Benefits in Kind
14 Sep 2021
UK Safer Internet Centre
Setting up new website for the group
13 Jan 2021
UK Safer Internet Centre
Secretariat   From : 13/01/2021 To : 12/01/2022
20 Mar 2019
Royal Society for Public Health
Secretariat   From : 20/03/2019 To : 19/03/2029

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Social Media APPG

Former APPG Officers
Damian Hinds Portrait
Damian Hinds
Vice Chair
Conservative - East Hampshire
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 25th August 2021
Victoria Prentis Portrait
Victoria Prentis
Vice Chair
Conservative - Banbury
Joined: 19th June 2019
Departed: 21st April 2021
No other APPG Memberships
Luke Pollard Portrait
Luke Pollard
Vice Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport
Joined: 19th June 2019
Departed: 21st April 2021
William Wragg Portrait
William Wragg
Conservative - Hazel Grove
Joined: 19th June 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
Tracy Brabin Portrait
Tracy Brabin
Vice Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Former Member for Batley and Spen
Joined: 19th June 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Danielle Rowley Portrait
Danielle Rowley
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Midlothian
Joined: 19th June 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships