Alert over online app after 10 year old girl contacted – Kelly

Sinn Féin Councillor Colly Kelly said “I have been contacted by a concerned parent in Derry asking me to raise awareness around an app on iPads and iPhones called “live me”

Councillor Colly Kelly
Councillor Colly Kelly

She has told me a man on this app asked her daughter who is just 10 years old to take down her pants. It’s a very shocking experience for any parent to discover plus the trauma this has caused for the child.

It’s very brave for this mother to come forward and ask me to alert parents about this and raise awareness about what has gone on here.

I have also been in touch with the PSNI and reported the matter.

He went on to say

The world has become a very small place indeed, and, every day, global connections are made, just at the push of a button. This, combined with the rise of smartphones, means that almost any information can be discovered online at any time.

All  that has great advantages, but with those technological advances come inherent dangers, particularly to young children and vulnerable people.

It is vital that children are informed about internet safety, and they must be equipped with the contact details of sources of help.