Peter Andre, whose eldest children are Princess, 14, and Junior, 16, on social media, has expressed his fears about his children’s safety online
Peter Andre said he was “terrified” his children would be groomed online as he shared his support for a government campaign.
The Mysterious Girl singer opened up about Nadine Dorries’ Online Safety Lawwhich protects children from harmful content such as pornography.
It will also limit people’s exposure to illegal content and protect freedom of expression.
Peter explained how he and the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture and Media worked together and remained friends on the TV show The Junk Food Experiment.
writing in his column for OK!, The 49-year-old said: “A lot of people have asked me, ‘Why are you allowing your kids on social media?’
“But as a parent, it’s impossible to stop your kids from doing everything, so we need to put safeguards in place when they’re online to keep them safe.”
He explained how he’s already spoken out about online safety with his children Princess, 14, and Junior, 16 – who he shares with Katie Price – but he’s still “concerned” about it.
“In running the campaign, I found that you can now get devices that change your voice so that a young girl might think you’re talking to a boy when it’s actually an older man,” he said .
“That scared me and also worries me about the future with Millie and Theo. Hopefully through this campaign we can make things safer.”
The bill requires social media platforms, search engines and other websites to crack down on illegal activity and abide by their stated terms and conditions.
Ofcom will also be able to fine companies that don’t comply with the law, get them to improve their practices and block websites.
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Peter shares Amelia, eight, and Theo, five, with his wife Emily MacDonagh.
The singer previously opened up about how raising a family without childcare “can be busy,” especially when the parents are very busy.
Peter said he took his kids to different clubs, and in February he admitted he had thought to himself, “I don’t know how stay-at-home parents do that.”
The star further commented, “Both Emily and I work and without childcare it can get busy. I think there’s often a perception that it’s easy.”
Earlier this year, being off work allowed him to be “a little more hands-on,” and he managed to “take on a lot of the things Emily would normally do” to give her a break.
The father of four said: “She still shared some chores with me and it was unreal how busy it was. I honestly tip my hat to those who do it full-time.”
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