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Safer Internet Day

Norfolk and Suffolk Constabularies are supporting Safer Internet Day which takes place on Tuesday 9 February and is organised by the Safer Internet Centre. #SID2016 @UK_SIC

This annual event highlights the positive uses of technology and promotes the role that everybody can play in helping to create a safer, better online community.

Everybody can get involved in the #shareaheart social media campaign to help inspire kindness online and help raise awareness about the issue of online hate.

The day is an opportunity to highlight areas of concern such as cybercrime, online grooming, cyber bullying, online hate crime, sexting and the challenges that these present to parents, carers, young people, social services, schools, businesses and the police.

Steve Mattin Detective Superintendent of the Joint Cyber & Serious Crime Directorate said: "With the exponential rise of digital technology and the internet, new and difficult challenges have presented themselves to parents and carers raising children in this new age. The UK Safer Internet day on the 9th February highlights the ever increasing need to not only raise awareness of what our children are doing online, but to encourage open and honest dialogue about the dangers that they face”