Video-sharing platforms: Ofcom's plan and approach

25 January 2024

The VSP regime came into force in November 2020 and Ofcom launched our VSP Guidance for providers and Plan and Approach in October 2021. During our first year, we found that while all VSPs had some safety measures to protect users, there was room for improvement. Since then, we’ve taken a broader look at the way platforms set, enforce, and test their approach to user safety – including looking at VSPs’ user policies and how VSPs protect children from encountering harm.

This report summarises how we have regulated VSPs so far. We also set out our priorities for the rest of the time the VSP regime is in force – before it is replaced by the online safety regime.

Regulating Video-Sharing Platforms (VSPs) – Our updated plan and approach (PDF, 473.4 KB)

Llwyfannau Rhannu Fideos (VSP) – cynllun a dull gweithredu diweddaraf (PDF, 472.3 KB)