Barnardo's responds to man charged with 931 child sex offences
Release Date: 09 Mar 2017
A man who inpersonated pop star, Justin Bieber has been charged with over 900 child sex offences. The australian is accused of using online platforms including Facebook and Skype to contact children.
Barnardo's Chief Executive, Javed Khan, said:
At Barnardo’s we know all too well from our work on the frontline that the internet can present many dangers and how easy it is for children and young people to interact with strangers.
It is vital that children are taught about the consequences of sharing indecent images and the risks of the digital world by parents and carers, and at school. Social media companies also need to take responsibility to ensure that children are protected using their sites.
Please contact Barnardo's national media team for more information on 0208 498 7555.