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The National Advisory Council for Online Safety (NACOS)

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.​