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North Yorkshire students get advice about staying safe online

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Published by Lisa Darvill at 7:04am 5th February 2019.

Young people across North Yorkshire are getting advice from the police as part of a nationwide push to keep people safe online.

  • It's to coincide with Safer Internet Day 2019 
  • North Yorkshire Police is supporting young people, parents and schools by delivering key internet safety messages 
  • A number of activities are going on across the county.

Sergeant Neil Northend, who oversees youth engagement for North Yorkshire Police, said:

"Raising knowledge and awareness to children and their parents is important. Parents need to be fully aware of what their child and friends are doing whilst online - by using social media, video streaming or online gaming.

"Just checking regularly what they are doing, who they are speaking to, plus having those supportive conversations can really help. Staying safe online is paramount and that is why we're taking part in the day and it is part of our ongoing work by working with schools and parent to help keep our young people safe from harm."

In Harrogate and Craven, school liaison officer Paul Stephenson is delivering key internet safety talks to schools such as Aspin Park Academy, Knaresborough.

This is part of ongoing internet and online safeguarding sessions being delivered routinely by the police which included a cyber safety day on 30 January held at Upper Wharfedale School, Grassington.

To find out more about Safer Internet Day or pick up tips about online safety, visit www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2019

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