Posted: Fri 5th Feb 2016

Police support safer Internet day

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Friday, Feb 5th, 2016

North Wales Police is again supporting Safer Internet Day, an international initiative to keep children safe online. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Coordinated in Britain by the UK Safer Internet Centre, Safer Internet Day is an annual celebration being held this year on February 9. It sees hundreds of organisations help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Globally, Safer Internet Day is celebrated in over a hundred countries highlighting the positive uses of technology and the role society can play in helping to create a better and safer online community. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Again this year, School Community Police Officers (SCPO’s) in North Wales will be delivering targeted lessons about Internet Safety in many schools on and around Safer Internet Safety Day. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

In the primary schools taking part there will be Stay SMART lessons for 7 to 9-year olds, raising awareness of safety and privacy issues when chatting or playing online. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Be Cyber Safe lessons looking at online bullying will be delivered to years 5 and 6. A lesson has also been devised about the positive uses of mobile phones. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Secondary schools which have booked sessions will be taught about using the internet safely and about the potential risks of sending and receiving pictures. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Inspector Julie Sheard from North Wales Police’ Community Safety Department said: “The annual Safer Internet Day promotes safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology by children and young people. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“The internet is an important part of our daily lives and we should encourage children and young people to use it safely while being mindful that there are associated dangers. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Talking to your children about these issues and encouraging them to be cyber-savvy is more important than ever and there are simple steps they can take to keep themselves safe.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

School Community Police Officers across North Wales regularly speak to pupils about the importance of staying safe online. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

For more information on the activities taking place to celebrate Safer Internet Day, visit the UK Safer Internet Centre website. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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