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Local police support Worldwide ‘Safer Internet Day’

 

PC 385 Ben Ashton, PC 76 Leah Evans, PC 376 Phil Westbury and PC 905 Eleri Edwards
PC 385 Ben Ashton, PC 76 Leah Evans, PC 376 Phil Westbury and PC 905 Eleri Edwards

SAFER INTERNET DAY’ (SID) is yearly event held to promote safe and responsible use of online technology, especially among young people across the globe.

SID 2016 has been organised for Tuesday (Feb 9) and will mark the thirteenth consecutive year of the event. The theme for this year centres on “Play your part for a better internet” and encourages internet users of all ages to highlight the positive uses of the technology.

SID asks young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, police and internet-related companies to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community.

Bethan James, the Police School Liaison Coordinator, said: “Knowing the facts is the key to staying safe online. From social media to shopping online, all ages need to be knowledgeable and responsible.”

Dyfed-Powys Police will mark the event by holding a live Q&A session on Twitter between 12-1pm and 5-6pm, with questions being answered by members of the Digital Communications and Cybercrime Unit, as well as Bethan James.

Detective Rob Gravelle of the Digital Communications and Cybercrime Unit said: “The Internet is integral to the lives of people of all ages and Safer Internet Day is a chance for everyone to do something positive to help make the internet a better place. I would encourage anyone with a question on internet safety to join the Q&A session on Twitter.”

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If you have a question to ask the panel about Internet Safety, please follow the Dyfed-Powys Police’s main Twitter account @dyfedpowys and start a tweet with #AskDCCU

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