Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

CORONATION Street Star Lucy Fallon [...]

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

CORONATION Street Star Lucy Fallon [...]

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CORONATION Street star Lucy Fallon is calling for an older age restriction on using social media after being moved to tears by the story of a grooming victim.

The Corrie star, who plays teenager Bethany Platt in the ITV1 soap, was introduced by the NSPCC to a girl who was abused from the age of 10 until she was 16 by someone she met online. The actress met the girl, who used the pseudonym Lucy, while researching for the shocking Coronation Street sex ring storyline involving Bethany being groomed by sinister Nathan Curtis.

"When we met Lucy I was really crying when we were talking to her," said Lucy, whose character's nightmare at the hands of creepy Nathan is set to continue into the summer.

The recommended age limit for Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Reddit, Tumblr, Google and Pinterest is currently 13 and recent figures show 78 per cent of children under the age of 13 have at least one social media account. …

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