Peter Andre has said that he is ‘terrified’ of his four children being groomed online as he revealed that he has shot a film with 16-year-old son Junior about online safety for a charity campaign.
The Aussie singer is dad to Junior and Princess, 14, with ex Katie Price, and shares daughter Milly, eight, and Theo, five, with wife Emily MacDonagh.
After appearing on TV show The Junk Food Experiment with Nadine Dorries in 2019, the star has been supporting her Online Safety Bill and shared that the culture secretary had asked him to ‘get involved’.
Saying that he had been ‘pushing for a campaign like this for years’, he added: ‘Myself and Junior have filmed a short, hard-hitting film for a separate campaign which is supported by the NSPCC to highlight the dangers of online grooming.
‘We are hoping it will be shown in schools to highlight the dangers to our children.’
Musing on the worries of letting his older children have social media pages on platforms like Instagram, the 49-year-old argued it was ‘impossible to stop your children doing everything’, hence the need for protective measures.
Writing in his column for New! Magazine, he continued: ‘I have spoken to Princess and Junior about staying safe online, but it’s still something that worries me as you can’t control other people.’
Sharing his horror over discovering devices that can manipulate someone’s voice to make an adult sound like a child, he admitted he was ‘worried’ about how to look after his younger kids on the internet too.
‘That terrified me and makes me worry about the future with Millie and Theo, too,’ he wrote.
Peter shared a rare loved-up selfie with wife Emily, an NHS doctor, recently as they enjoyed quality time together as family during the Easter holidays.
Posting their picture with a single heart emoji, 32-year-old Emily shared snaps of their children in idyllic countryside surroundings, writing: ‘Picnic at Box Hill this afternoon.’
She previously spoke about having internet controls in place for her young family in an interview with Metro.co.uk, as she explained that safety spans to include accidental issues with internet searches.
‘Kids can look up things when they don’t really know what they’re looking for, and they can come across information that’s just not appropriate for their age,’ she said.