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Kelly emphasises importance of education on internet dangers

16 March, 2018 - by Catherine Kelly

Responding to news that referrals to the PSNI's online child safety team has more than doubled in the last year Sinn Féin MLA Catherine Kelly MLA emphasised the importance of educating children and young people on the dangers of the internet.

The party’s spokesperson for children and young people said:

“Children and young people need to be extremely careful about what information they upload onto social media sites.

“There has been a rise in the number of indecent images of children on the internet and many of these indecent images are uploaded by children themselves”

“More education for children on the dangers of the internet is part of the solution

“Hopeful Minds, which provides training for school children on online security, is an exemplar project in this regard. I would also encourage young people to use the ‘Think before you share’ resource”.

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