There were calls to raise it to 16

There are calls for a national council for children's online safety.

That's just one of the recommendations made by an advisory group to the Children's Committee on cyber safety.

The Internet Content Governance Advisory group also recommends that the age of digital consent remain at 13.

There have been recent calls to raise the age to 16 following a number of cases where young children were coerced into sending sexually explicit images online.

However the Internet Content Governance Advisory group has told the Children's Committee on cyber safety that setting the age at 16 could put children at further risk.

Ronan Lupton, a member of the Internet Content Governance Advisory group, gave the example, 'if a child is dealing with an internet company at the age of 16, but the parent is the person with supervision of the contractual relationship and the parent puts a picture of the child naked on the internet, that child doesn't necessarily have the rights to have it taken down'.