How safe are children online?

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6:03am 17th September 2014
(Updated 3:06pm 17th September 2014)

Internet safety experts are warning that cyber bullying is a big issue in Yorkshire.

According to figures from ChildLine, the problem accounts for nearly half of calls made across the region.

However, the service says children and young people are now more aware that it's a form of bullying.

Stray FM has been speaking to students, police and even a former England rugby player.

Hear Rachael Hoy's special report:

 

For advice and help from ChildLine, click here.

There are more internet safety tips on the North Yorkshire Police website.

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