Children’s Minister Not In Favour Of Neknomination Censorship

CHILDREN’S MINISTER NOT IN FAVOUR OF NEKNOMINATION CENSORSHIP

The Children’s Minister says she is not in favour of any sort of censorship as a means of dealing with issues such as neknomination.

The craze has been linked to the death earlier this month of 19-year-old Carlow man Jonny Byrne.

Frances Fitzgerald has told the Dáil that educating young people of the dangers of what’s online is the best response.

“The general research is suggesting that young people need to be – same ways when they’re learning to drive a car – they need to have the education, have the information, get the right supports ion using the material – because increasingly we are finding that young people are putting information on the web which is then shared, and which become problematic at a later stage” she said.

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