North Cotswolds Police Deliver Net Safety Message

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North Cotswolds Police Deliver Net Safety Message

Officers from North Cotswolds Police have been specially trained to deliver internet safety presentations to students and parents and now hope to share the key messages with as many people as possible.

Sergeant Martin Jones, of North Cotswolds Police Safer Community Team (SCT), said: “Our officers have attended training from the National Child Online Protection Team, which gave us access to their resources and expertise, and have already delivered presentations to over 300 students at local schools and youth clubs. We have also given presentations for teachers and parents and will be running more sessions at school parent evenings this spring.”

“The recent case in which 15 year-old Laura Stainforth travelled to France to meet a 49 year-old man she met in an internet chat room highlights how important it is for the public to be aware of the potential risks.

“The message is clear that the internet is a marvellous tool for learning and interaction but it is being used by a minority of predatory individuals to befriend and groom young people.

“The Police presentations give basic but essential advice on internet safety and helps parents who are unsure about what to do to protect their children from becoming a victim.”

If you want to know more about these presentations and how you or your child can attend a session phone the North Cotswolds SCT on 01242 276608 or email callcentre@gloucestershire.police.uk. Alternatively, you can email the team directly by clicking here.

Posted : 30/01/2009 01:10:22

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