Zach's Law: celebrating a great campaign
We had a truly remarkable celebration of our Zach’s Law campaign last week, with Zach meeting the Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, and Leader of the Opposition, Sir Keir Starmer, and having photographs taken at 10 Downing Street.
Zach also received his Points of Light award from the Prime Minister, and a plaque from of all of us at the Epilepsy Society.
And he received a copy of the Online Safety Act – complete with his very own #ZachsLaw.
Speaking on the day, Zach said: "Going to Westminster to watch PMQs, meet the Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition, and take photos out
side Number 10 was a dream come true. It has been an amazing campaign, and I am grateful to all the MPs who gave their support. I can't believe I have a law named after me! I'm pleased it has passed and that cruel online bullies will be brought to justice.
The Communications Offences section of the Online Safety Act have now come into force, meaning anyone who sends or shows online flashing images to a person with epilepsy could face up to five years in jail. Thanks to the brilliant MPs who supported us, Dean Russell, Suzanne Webb, Kim Leadbeater and Paul Scully.
Last but not least, thank you Zach!
You can see a selection of photographs from the event below: