Police Cadets receive cyber training

Gwent Police’s Cyber Crime Team have delivered online safety training to more than 70 police cadets.

The young people were taught how to recognise online threats and modify their own behaviour to avoid online scams.

They can now advise their friends, family and community on how to stay safe online.

Cadet Mia Davies said: “Before the session I didn't know a lot about cyber-crime. We learnt about so many different types of crimes, such as hacking and phishing, and now we have a much better understanding on how to keep ourselves safe when shopping, using social media, and searching online.”

Gwent Police’s Cyber Protect Officer, Kate Lloyd, said: “We're extremely proud to have the opportunity to collaborate with our force cadets. We're confident they'll become a great asset to the Welsh Cyber Network, sharing messages and advice about online safety, and helping to protect their local communities.”

Police and Crime Commissioner, Jeff Cuthbert, said: “More than 50 per cent of all crimes recorded by Gwent Police now have an online element and so it is crucial that we start online education as early as possible to ensure people know how to keep themselves safe online.”