BBC Radio interview where, as an independent child protection expert, I am asked to discuss my opinions following the acquittal of celebrities in abuse cases.

Secondly, I look at social media with regards to the role and responsibilities of Professional Social Work and the inherent issues that arise with regards to safeguarding children.

Using the results of my own research I examine the ethical and operational considerations for Social Workers, and other front-line childcare professionals, when using social media both in work settings and personally.

I share my findings of answers to the following questions:

Q1: Online safety should be entirely down to parents?

Q2: Many more resources should be created by social networking sites to protect the vulnerable?

Q3: There should be no age limit to having a social networking account?

Q4: Only law enforcement should be allowed to investigate social networking accounts for evidence?

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