Children need Internet protection – Jennifer McCann
Sinn Féin MLA and Junior Minister Jennifer McCann has called on the Executive to do more to keep children and young people safe on the Internet.
Speaking at the launch of a report on e-safety the West Belfast MLA said,
“I want to welcome this report and support its call for a more co-ordinated approach to tackling the dangers that the Internet poses to children and young people.
“Many parents are faced with the dilemma of wanting their children to have access to knowledge and learn digital skills on the one hand but not wishing to expose them to dangers of the Internet.
“This report identifies four main areas of risk and makes a number of recommendations including the setting up of an e-safety forum.
“It also calls for a more joined up approach by the Executive in bringing forward an e-safety strategy. It is the responsibility of everyone in society to protect children and keep them safe and as technology becomes more sophisticated we must all be aware of the dangers and work together to tackle them.”