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Internet shops to have standards and control in place

September 20, 2018 10:01 pm

It’s important for internet shops around the country to have minimum standards and controls in place to what children can access from the internet.

This comes after some concerning cases have shown that children are sexually assaulting other children.

Save the Children Fiji Chief Executive, Iris Low-McKenzie says young people are turning to the internet to learn about sex and relationships.

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Low-McKenzie says parents have to closely monitor their children’s activities.

” They have access to this information and they try to experiment or to put into practice what they’ve seen and so that’s why it’s really important to have those parental controls especially for parents on your gadgets so that you can control what children are exposed to and also goes outside the home, where else are children accessing information. And it’s through peers as well.”

The Non-Government Organisation is urging parents to break the taboo associated with sex and talk openly with their children about it.

Low-McKenzie says open discussion on the subject is still considered a taboo and is sensitive for many families.

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