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Youth website SpunOut.ie today welcomed the report on social media, produced by the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications, as being a balanced approach to tackling the negative aspects of some online behaviour.
“Despite alarmist contributions from some Oireachtas members during the hearings, the report is both balanced in it’s approach and comprehensive in nature but it will require significant level of cross departmental co-operation from the Government to ensure it is implemented.” says SpunOut.ie spokesperson Ian Power.
“We have seen many instances in the past where recommendations which require a multi-agency response have been left to gather dust on a shelf rather than being acted upon.”
“It is vital a single existing Government agency is given responsibility for driving this report’s implementation and acting upon the sensible recommendations it contains.”
The main recommendations from the report are:
Link to the report http://www.oireachtas.ie/parliament/media/Report-on-Social-Media-July-2013-Website.pdf
For further information:
Ian Power, Communications Officer, SpunOut.ie
083 148 4527