The UK government has appointed Ofcom to tame the worst excesses of social media by regulating a broad range of online harms. Regulations are aimed, in part, at age-restricted industries in order to better restrict access by minors.
Against this backdrop, in March 2020, Jumio commissioned research with Vitreous World to understand the opinions of UK-based tech decision-makers within organisations that sell or offer age-restricted products or services.
Surveying 200 participants representing businesses of all sizes, the research aimed to uncover their thoughts on responsibility, the importance of protecting minors, their current age-verification method and factors influencing their decision when choosing to implement one.
Importantly, Jumio sought to understand their possible reluctance to invest in proper safeguarding and age-verification technologies and what would make them more likely to do so.
Complete the form on this page for the complete survey results and lessons for protecting minors online.