Epilepsy charity calls for regulation of flashing imagery online

Written by Alice Bough (Future Science Group)

The Epilepsy Society (Chalfont St Peter, UK) is asking the UK government to amend its Online Harms White Paper to protect people living with photosensitive epilepsy. There are approximately 20,000 people living with photosensitive epilepsy in the UK. This form of epilepsy is most common in children and young people; a group of the population who can spend over 2 hours a day online. The charity has received an increasing number of complaints from individuals with photosensitive epilepsy relating to online content that contains no warnings of flashing images. “Traditional television content is well regulated by Ofcom with warnings being...

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