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Jeane Freeman MSP Joins Campaign to Promote Safer Internet Day

Published date : 06 Feb 2018

JEANE FREEMAN MSP JOINS CAMPAIGN TO PROMOTE SAFER INTERNET DAY

CARRICK, CUMNOCK AND DOON VALLEY PRIMARY SCHOOLS TO BE REMOVED FROM STRANGER SNAPCHAT SEARCH FOLLOWING SNP MSP PRESSURE

MSP Jeane Freeman has joined the campaign to boost internet safety for young people – after pressure from SNP MSPs Kevin Stewart and Gillian Martin led to Snapchat removing primary schools from their search function.

Marking Safer Internet Day, local MSP Jeane Freeman backed this action and called on Snapchat to go further and also remove secondary schools from its search tool – which allows strangers to find and watch videos from these locations.

And MSP Jeane Freeman is also encouraging pupils in Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley to take part in a nationwide film competition that aims to raise awareness of the dangers related to sending nude photos online.

MSP for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley Jeane Freeman said:

“I appreciate the efforts made by my SNP MSP colleagues Gillian Martin and Kevin Stewart that have made Snapchat safer for children all over Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley and Scotland – and I hope that Snapchat go even further and remove secondary schools as well.

“Parents should speak with their children to make sure they know how to stay safe online and understand the risks of posting certain information – and I am glad to be involved in the campaign to raise awareness of this serious issue.

“The upcoming nationwide film competition is a great initiative that gives children across Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley the opportunity to engage with these dangers in a creative manner.

“And Tuesday’s Parliamentary debate brings this issue to the forefront and highlights the increasing risks when sharing personal information online.

“We must all do what we can to help protect our children when it comes to their online activity.”

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