Parents urged to have their say with online safety act

A Sligo councillor is urging people to have their say about how a new law aimed at protecting children online can be implemented.

The Online Safety Act is being introduced by Communications Minister Richard Bruton.

Fine Gael local and general election candidate Sinead Maguire says that for the first time, the new Act will set out clearly what will be expected of service providers, overseen by an Online Safety Commissioner.

Minister Bruton has put forward a number of options for how the Online Safety Commissioner might do his or her work.

Cllr Maguire says it’s also important parents take an opportunity that’s now available to have their say: