The mother of murdered teenager Brianna Ghey has said she is ‘open’ to speaking to the parent of killer Scarlett Jenkinson.
She explained: ‘If she ever wants to speak to me, I’m here. I want to understand how their life was, and what they went through.
‘I also want her to know that – I understand how difficult being a parent is, in this current day and age, with technology and phones and the internet, and how hard it is to actually monitor what your child is on.’
Since the killer’s sentencing, Ms Ghey has begun campaigning for children to stop having access to social media on phones.
Jenkinson had watched videos of violence and torture on the dark web plotted the murder with Eddie Ratcliffe using messaging apps.
Ms Ghey said: ‘We’d like a law introduced so that there are mobile phones that are only suitable for under-16s.
‘So if you’re over 16, you can have an adult phone, but then under the age of 16, you can have a children’s phone, which will not have all of the social media apps that are out there now. And also to have software that is automatically downloaded on the parents’ phone which links to the children’s phone, that can highlight key words.
‘So if a child is searching the kind of words that Scarlett and Eddie were searching, it will then flag up on the parent’s phone.’
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