Ann Coffey

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Stockport Express column, January 2018

As we begin 2018, I have been thinking about all the children who were born in the year 2000 and now coming up to age 18 –  and what their lives will be like in the future.

These young people, the millennium generation, have grown up in the exciting and challenging internet age. Social media has become their main source of news and their primary way of communicating – often capturing every moment of their lives on their phones, in tweets and snapchats for all the world to see.

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Press Release 6th December – Ann Coffey visits national support line run from Stockport

 

Stockport MP Ann Coffey visited the National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC), whose national support line is based in Stockport.

NAPAC is a national charity which offers support to adults who suffered any type of childhood abuse – physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect.  NAPAC’s support line is totally confidential and is free from landlines and mobile phones is 0808 801 0331.

During her visit, Ann met some of the busy NAPAC volunteers, who receive extensive training before they take calls.  The demand for the survivor support line and e-mail support service has risen substantially over the past three years, with 89,960 call attempts last year.

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Press Release December 14th 2017 – MP calls for Dating League Tables

14th December 2017 

Ann Coffey has called for a star rated league table to show how safe dating and social media websites are to use and how many complaints they receive.

She said this was urgently needed as the number of people being deceived online has soared.

Ms Coffey is campaigning for a new law to make it illegal to create a false identity online and pretend to be someone else to form a romantic relationship – known as ‘catfishing’.

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