Lucy visits Internet Matters charity drop-in

Telford MP, Lucy Allan has attended an online safety campaign day hosted by not-for-profit organisation Internet Matters.

 

Keeping children safe online is an increasingly significant issue for families across the country; sexting, online pornography and cyber harassment have all made headlines recently and parents are often confused about what they need to do to help keep their children safe.

 

Internet Matters is a not-for-profit organisation that offers families simple, practical and up to date advice about online safety. The organisation was set up in 2014 by BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin to give parents straightforward e-safety messages. BBC & Google joined in April 2016 and together their aim is to ensure children can stay as safe as possible in their digital worlds.

 

Speaking after the drop in, Lucy Allan MP said: “Children and young people are today exposed to so much more than previous generations.

 

“Most children and young people have access to the internet, social media and mobile phones and sadly all of these can be used to harass and harm them. Parents are often unable to protect their children as they’d want to.

 

“The work of Internet Matters is vital in encouraging people to make a stand against online bullying as well educating parents and guardians as to the possible risks facing their children.”

 

Picture above shows Internet Matters General Manager, Carolyn Bunting with Lucy.