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Kelly welcomes Byron Review

27 March, 2008

Sinn Féin Junior Minister with responsibility for children and young people Gerry Kelly MLA has welcomed a review which examines the risks to children of potentially harmful or inappropriate material on the internet and in video games.

The review, carried out by Dr Tanya Byron, recommends that the video game ratings system should be revamped to make it easier for parents and children to understand.

It also recommended the creation of a website for parents where they can find out more information about online safety.

Gerry Kelly said:

"We need to ensure that children and young people are safe on the internet. I welcome Dr Byron's review and look forward to looking at the detail.

"Keeping children and young people safe is a priority and responsibility for us all. Having a report which deals with practical actions to help keep our children safe is very welcome." ENDS

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