The National Advisory Council for Online Safety is a forum for non-governmental, industry, and academic stakeholders to discuss online safety issues.
The Council was formed as part of the Action Plan for Online Safety 2018-2019. The Council has 20 members and a chairperson. The membership of the Council is drawn from children's and parents' organisations, major online platforms, and experts on online safety issues..
The Council's role is as follows:
- To provide advice to Government on online safety issues,
- To identify emerging issues where Government intervention might be needed,
- To help in the creation of clear and easy to understand online safety guidance materials for all internet users, and,
- To examine national and international research and communicate key findings to Government, stakeholders and the wider public.