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Cumbria police internet summer safety campaign reaches hundreds
9:33am Friday 6th September 2013 in News
AN internet summer safety campaign by Cumbria Police received more than 100 re-tweets and more than 100 ‘likes’ and ‘shares’ on Facebook.
The campaign ran from July 19 – September 5 to coincide with the summer holidays, and focused on the key topics of social media, ‘sexting’ and online fraud.
As well as key messages being promoted through local media and the Cumbria Police website, more than 50 posts on Facebook and Twitter were sent out throughout the summer holidays with safety advice and support.
These messages received numerous comments from both young people and parents.
DCI Nick Coughlan, Public Protection Unit at Cumbria Constabulary, said: “I am really pleased that so many people actively engaged with the campaign online.
“It is really important that both parents and young people know the risks associated with the internet and new technology so that they make informed choices.”
Helen Smith, from Children’s Services at Cumbria County Council, said: “I was proud to be a part of this campaign; protecting children online is incredibly important.
“Often parents can fall behind in understanding new technologies or social media sites – but to protect and engage young people it is important to stay up to date.”
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