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We the undersigned petition to Age of digital consent should be 16 not 13 More details

Submitted by Oonagh O'Brien Deadline to sign up by: 2018-04-30 09:37:00 Signatures: 134

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Oonagh O'Brien, the Petition Creator, joined by:

Oonagh O'Brien
Aisling Fitzgerald
eoin burke
Eibhlin Walsh
Sheila Fitzgerald
Milly Lucey
Ashling Murphy
Shauna Browne
Luke Hines
Kate Sherlock
Julie Fitzgerald
Mr Kieran Casey
Shane O’Donoghue
William Fitzgerald
Molly Bermingham
Emma Casey
Laura Duggan
Roisin Burke
Ellen Foley
Martina Howell
Jessie McCrea
Shauna Duffy
Cherida D’Arcy
Jessie McCrea
Kiah Townsend
Karen Cahill
Karen Cahill
Karen Cahill
Karen Cahill
Aine Timlin
Aine Timlin
Aine Timlin
Aine Timlin
Milly Lucey
Maria Lenehan
Siobhan Mhaoilchiarain
Ger Reddy
Ger Reddy
Donna O'Shea
Eoin O'Regan
Edel Kelly
Roisin Lane
Shane O Dwyer
Maria Durban
Ciara Glasheen-Artem
Berna Galvin
Gabor Szacsuri
Deirdre Keeley
Ellen O'Shea
Victor Cionca
Maria Durban
Sharon Lawton
julie aldridge
sharon tynan
joan Brosnan
Jiaolai Dong
Thomas Broderick
Xiangwu Lu
Irene Hogan
Sean Hegarty
Maria Judge
Dan Kelleher
Yvonne mcAuliffe
Martin O Brien
Daithí Fallon
Sheila O'Connell
Shane O Rourke
Phil O'Leary
Paul Green
Linda O'Sullivan
Noreen O Neill
Aidan O'Flaherty
Aidan O'Flaherty
Vincent Ryan
marie casey
Stephanie Fogarty
Noel Duffy
Christine Nolan
Alison Walsh
John O'Brien
Margaret Lane
June O'Reilly
Colin O Connell
Peter Somers
Aoife Moylan
Marian Crowley
Gerard O'Donovan
Larkin Cunningham
Michael Murphy
Maryanne Sheahan
Carmel Buttimer
Jerome O'Driscoll
Philip Curtin
Vesna Jaksic
Mary Crilly
Kathriona Devereux
Muireann Crowley
Edel Sullivan
Ignacio Castineiras
Maeve Fleischmann
siobhan o sullivan
Pamela Hanrahan
denis coveney
Denis Long
Denis Long
Breda Murphy
Jonathan Sherwin
Denise Costelloe
Anne Rogers
Maretta Brennan
Maretta Brennan
Peadar Donohoe
Caroline O Reilly
Peadar Donohoe
Christelle Manley
Susan Brennan
Joan buckley
Aine de Roiste
Peter Somers
Mary Quirke
Karen McCormack
Therese Ahern
Mary Davin
Hugh McCarthy
Rosarie Dineen
Breda Devereux
David McAuliffe
Noreen Quinn

More details from petition creator

The government plans to set the age of digital consent to 13 in May. I feel that this is wrong and I need to make an effort to change the decision. If you look at the poll in you will see that out of 9000 responses approx 7,500 feel the age should be 16.I understand the logic of setting the age to 13 is to protect a 13-16 year old from an neglectful or abusive parent , the parent who will not allow access to services or posts inappropriate pictures of the children. I think we have laws to deal with this already.I feel that is much more likely that companies and organisations and social media outlets will allow children to expose themselves to exploitation and inappropriate content than parents. It is the consistent story that I am hearing from parents and my own teenagers and it is what I see myself. Parents in general do not feel capable of controlling or monitoring effectively their teenager's access to the internet and this law will make it more difficult when parents need support.The logic proposed reminds me very much of the logic that parents need to teach their children to use internet safely - companies absolve themselves from the responsibility they have for putting children in harm's way. We have laws to protect children from access to alcohol which supports parents, however no support for parents to enable them to manage their children's access on the internet; setting the age of consent to 13 will allow companies to avoid responsibility, when at last there seems to some indication that they are being held responsible. age of digital consent should be 16.
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