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Barnardo’s responds to Children’s Commissioner’s report on growing demands of social media

Release Date: 04 Jan 2018

As a new report by the Children’s Commissioner warns that social media is exposing children to “significant risks emotionally”, Barnardo’s says new age-appropriate relationship and sex education lessons in England in 2019 will help children to deal with the increasing demands of the digital world.

Barnardo’s Chief Executive, Javed Khan said:

It’s vital that new compulsory age-appropriate relationship and sex education lessons in England which Barnardo’s long campaigned for, should help equip children to deal with the growing demands of social media.

It’s also hugely important for parents to know which apps their children are using and who they are talking to online and for social media companies to add child safety features for children.

We need proper safeguards in place and for children to understand how to manage healthy resilient relationships in this brave new digital age, so they do not experience harm from the online world.

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