Police launch new internet safety guide

Latest news from Northumbria Police.
Latest news from Northumbria Police.

Northumbria Police is pushing home the safe internet message with the launch of a new online tool kit to help users stay safe on the internet.

The new e-safety pages, aiming to highlight the practical advice and common sense precautions on internet safety, are tailored towards young people, their parents and teachers to ensure personal technology, such as phones, iPods and computers work for them and not against the crack down of cyber-bullying, fraud and scams.

It’s also particularly important parents are aware of how to use the internet safely as a means of communication and of what their children are doing online and the e-safety pages provide a one-stop shop for parents to access information.

Detective Superintendent Roger Ford said: “The internet is an essential tool and social-networking sites are a popular way for young people to communicate.

“We feel it’s important youngsters reap the benefits of the internet, but we need to make sure they stay safe online and know how to report bullying or any other abuse they may encounter online.

“The e-safety pages not only offer useful guidance and advice covering everything from social media, inappropriate messaging and cyber-bullying but also include links to key support organisations.”

Full information can be found on the Northumbria Police website.