UK Safer Internet Day is under threat warned Euro MP Alex Mayer in the European Parliament today.
Kids and their parents get top tips on the annual awareness day with advice on how to tackle the cyber bullies, spot online stranger danger and avoid being a victim of revenge porn.
It is the biggest safer internet day in Europe and last year reached a whopping 2.8 million kids and 2.5 million mums and dads.
But UK Safer Internet Day is 100% funded by the European Union.
Speaking in a Euro Parliament debate Ms Mayer, who is an Internet Watch Foundation Champion, said:
"The next tech savvy generation face new dangerous challenges.
“No one who voted for Brexit, voted to make the Internet more dangerous for children. We must save Safer Internet Day. "
UK Safer Internet Day is under threat warned Euro MP Alex Mayer in the European Parliament today. Kids and their parents get top tips on the annual awareness day with advice on...
"It's a disgrace!" said Labour Euro MP Alex Mayer after East of England Conservative MEPs Geoffrey Van Orden and John Flack failed to vote for new rules to tackle tax avoidance in the European Parliament,
How the rich and powerful hide their assets and dodge their taxes was sensationally revealed by the leak of the Panama Papers.
The Panama Papers revealed Britain to be top of the leader board, with 17973 offshore companies and trusts, the greatest number, amongst EU nations.
The key European recommendations are for a ban on “letter box companies”, domiciling in low-tax regimes while conducting their business elsewhere and for a global definition of a tax haven.
Speaking today in the European Parliament Chamber Alex Mayer MEP said: “Trillions of pounds, euros and dollars are being siphoned off through loopholes to avoid tax, whilst our public services are starved of money and world’s poorest are hit hardest.
“Sadly, though our Government have not shown leadership in Westminster to tackle tax dodging, and here in Europe, again and again, the Conservatives have sought to water down and block action to combat tax avoidance.
“It is high time we end having one set of rules for the super-rich and another for the rest of us.”
"It's a disgrace!" said Labour Euro MP Alex Mayer after East of England Conservative MEPs Geoffrey Van Orden and John Flack failed to vote for new rules to tackle tax...
Norfolk MEP Alex Mayer will speak on the human cost of Brexit at an event ‘In Limbo’.
Ms Mayer will say that in her role as MEP she has been contacted by hundreds of people from other EU countries living in Norfolk and by British citizens living in other EU countries who feel worried and uncertain about their futures.
EU citizens living in the U.K. had no vote in the referendum and U.K. citizens living abroad lose their rights to vote after 15 years.
Ms Mayer said: “It’s shameful that people’s lives have been used as a political football by the UK Government in the Brexit negotiations.
“If only Theresa May had listened to Jeremy Corbyn and made a generous offer to EU citizens living in the U.K. at the start of this process. We would then have got off on the right foot, which would have helped U.K. citizens living in Europe too and avoided unnecessary heartache.”
Norfolk MEP Alex Mayer will speak on the human cost of Brexit at an event ‘In Limbo’. Ms Mayer will say that in her role as MEP she has been...
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