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Durham Commissioner supports 'Safer Internet Day'


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Durham Commissioner supports 'Safer Internet Day'

Tuesday 11 February marks Safer Internet Day, an annual campaign which is celebrated in over 65 countries. Now in its’ eleventh year, the campaign recognises the importance of the internet, how to get the most out of it and how to use it safely and responsibly.

In support of Safer Internet Day, Ron Hogg, Durham’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), said:

"The theme for Safer Internet Day 2014 is Let’s create a better internet together’, which emphasises the responsibility all users have in making the internet a better place.

"Across County Durham and Darlington, Durham Constabulary has been working closely with schools to deliver interactive workshops to help educate young people to ensure they know how to stay safe online and where to get help if they need it.

"I recently launched a campaign against cyber bullying to tackle this issue. I am also working with Crimestoppers North East to promote 'Fearless.org', a website for young people which gives a range of specialist advice on matters which can affect them, including cyber crime and cyber bullying.

"Staying safe online is not just a local issue, but a world-wide concern. The internet can be a practical and enjoyable environment when used correctly, however I urge people to not only keep themselves safe online, but to also be responsible for ensuring the safety of our young people, who are often the most vulnerable and rely on adult protection."

For e-safety advice for both adults and young people, go to:

Posted on Tuesday 11th February 2014
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