Posted: Fri 5th Feb 2016

Dyfed Powys Police supports Safer internet Day February 9th 2016

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This article is old - Published: Friday, Feb 5th, 2016

Safer Internet Day (SID) is organised in February of each year to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology, especially among children and young people across the world. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Safer Internet Day 2016 – the thirteenth edition of the event – centres on the theme “Play your part for a better internet”, and users young and old are encouraged to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

It calls upon young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers, and wider, to join together in helping to create a better internet. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Dyfed Powys police will hold a live Question & Answer session on Twitter on the 9th February, between 12-1pm and 5-6pm, with members of the Digital Communications and Cybercrime Unit and Bethan James the Dyfed-Powys Police School Liaison Coordinator. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Detective Rob Gravelle, Digital Communications and Cybercrime Unit, said ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“The Internet is integral to the lives of people of all ages and Safer Internet Day is a chance for everyone to do something positive to help make the internet a better place. I would encourage anyone with a question on internet safety to join the Q and A session on Twitter.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Bethan James said ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Knowing the facts is the key to staying safe online. From social media to shopping online, all ages need to be knowledgeable and responsible. Interacting with us via the Q & A will help reinforce those safety messages and build a safer Internet for all.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

If you have a question to ask the panel about Internet Safety, please follow the Dyfed Powys Police main Twitter account @dyfedpowys and start a tweet with #AskDCCU ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Dyfed-Powys Police are also supporting the UK Safer Internet Centre Campaign by using the #SID2016 hashtag in tweets and posts. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

More Information and advice is also available on www.saferinternetday.org ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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