Sinn Féin MLA and Junior Minister Jennifer McCann said everyone and in particular young adults need to be aware of the dangers of the internet.
The West Belfast MLA was speaking on Internet Safety Day.
Jennifer McCann said:
“The internet is a great platform for communicating and gathering information, however, it can also contain many threats and dangers.
“It's unfortunate but nevertheless true that the Internet is quickly becoming a powerful device for criminals to attack and exploit children, and in particular teenagers.
“Everyone and in particular young adults need to be aware of the dangers and not just those which we can become exposed to online but in what we might expose others to when we log on.“The internet can be a fantastic resource but it is one that should carry the label handle with care.”