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’.
Below is my submission to the Department for Culture Media and Sport’s Green Paper Consultation on their Internet Safety Strategy held in 2017.
The submission outlines what actions I believe what action the Government must take to project vulnerable people from being exploited by Catfish on social media and the internet.
I will provide updates from the Government when they release their response to the consultation.
Debate on Catfishing in Westminster Hall