Commissioner praises Safer Internet Day

8th February 2022

Police and Crime Commissioner Jeff Cuthbert, has highlighted the importance of cyber education to help people stay safe online, as part of Safer Internet Day 2022.

Safer Internet Day 2022 takes place on February 8 and celebrates young people’s role in creating a safer internet.

Co-ordinated by the UK Safer Internet Centre, the celebration sees thousands of organisations get involved to promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.

Jeff Cuthbert is a cyber crime lead for the Association for Police and Crime Commissioners, and a board member of the Cyber Resilience Centre for Wales. He said: “I wholeheartedly support Safer Internet Day.

“The internet is a great tool for learning but it also contains opportunities for abuse and criminal activity. Therefore, making sure children and young people and their parents understand how to stay safe online is vital. 

“I am pleased that children and young people, schools and families across Gwent are being supported by Gwent Police’s Cyber Crime Team to help them understand the importance of staying safe online.

“Education is key in protecting individuals from the devastating impact of online crime including bullying, scams, romance fraud, sexting and grooming.”

Top tips for parents to keep children and young people to stay safe online:

  • Talk to your child.
  • Let them know that it’s important to be kind and respectful to others online.
  • Learn how to use safety tools, apps and settings on phones and laptops.
  • When posting, gaming, or talking to others online, keep personal information safe and do not click on unexpected links.
  • Don’t be afraid to block or report someone.

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