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Cadets to hold online safety chat

06 Feb 2017 09:08 AM

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On Tuesday, February 7, a group of police cadets from Newcastle will be running an online forum all about online safety.

Members of the public, of any age, can log on and take part in the two hour session and ask any questions they have about internet safety and the work that Northumbria Police does to keep people safe online.

The forum is being held on World Safer Internet day and is aimed at making the internet a safer place for everyone, especially young people.

Sergeant Nicola MacGregor, who oversees the cadets in the Newcastle area, will be online along side the cadets.

She said: "The online forum gives people the chance to take part anonymously and ask any questions that they might want about any aspect of online safety.

"They don't have to give us any personal details, they can log on, take part and get any help or advice that they might need.

"Internet safety is a hot topic in the media and it's something that we all have take responsibility for, so hopefully by holding sessions like this we can raise awareness in the issue and educate people on what to do to keep themselves and their loved ones safe while online.

"I'd urge anyone thinking of becoming a cadet to log on also. Although I will be there overseeing the session the cadets will be running the forum and can answer any questions about becoming a cadet and can also talk about what it's like to be a Northumbria Police cadet."

The online forum is taking place on Tuesday, February 7, between 5:30pm - 7:30pm.

To take part click on this link just before the event starts at 5pm - http://www.northumbria.police.uk/advice_and_information/e-safety/




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