Ulster Unionist Party Children and Young People’s spokesperson, Sandra Overend MLA, has used Safer Internet Day 2015 to renew her call for the Executive to bring forward an internet safety strategy. The Mid-Ulster MLA has spoken of her disappointment at the lack of progress in this area, given the dangers faced by children and young people online.
Mrs Overend commented: “For more than two years now, I have lobbied the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister to bring forward a cross-departmental strategy without delay. Indeed two years ago I led a debate and won Assembly support for a cross-party motion recognising the dangers for children associated with the internet; and calling on the First Minister and deputy First Minister to take the lead on the publication of a cross departmental internet safety strategy to help children enjoy the internet safely. Progress since then has, to say the least, been disappointing. (more…)Read More