Chris Elmore MP joined forces with Facebook and online safety campaigners Internet Matters at an event in Parliament. The event marked a new partnership to ensure that children have a positive experience online. The Ogmore MP talked to representatives of Facebook about the Facebook Parents Portal, a major new resource that gives parents, teachers and guardians the tools they need to ensure the children in their care are safe on Facebook. He also met with Internet Matters General Manager Carolyn Bunting to discuss their work to keep children safe.
MP for Ogmore, Chris Elmore MP said: “Online safety is an issue which affects families across the country. It is vital that parents and children use the resources available to them to deal with issues like sexting, online pornography and cyber bullying. It is great news that Facebook and Internet Matters are working together to make sure that this happens. I would encourage everyone concerned about the online environment to go to the Facebook Safety Centre and the new Parents Portal.”
Internet Matters General Manager Carolyn Bunting said: “We are delighted that Chris supported our event today. The internet offers children an astonishing number of way to connect, create, learn and have fun, and it is vital that we support families on how best to help their children have a safe and age-appropriate experience.