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North Yorkshire Police support 'Safer Internet Day' to help parents keep children safe online

North Yorkshire Police is supporting 'Safer Internet Day' to help keep kids safe online and encourage responsible use of technology.

North Yorkshire Police is supporting 'Safer Internet Day' today (Tuesday 9th February) to give parents an idea of what to look out for to keep their kids safe online. Co-ordinated in the UK 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. Each year in the UK, the day explores a new area or theme that is important to the young people, with the chosen theme of 2021 being: An internet we trust: exploring reliability in the online world. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWwb9z2Qw6s The campaign focuses on how we can know what to trust online, supporting young people to question, challenge and change the online world. It will also explore how influence, persuasion and manipulation can impact young people’s decisions, opinions and what they share online. A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said:

"Safer Internet Day 2021 celebrates the amazing range of information and opportunities online, and its potential to inform, connect and inspire us, whilst also looking at how young people can separate fact from fiction. "We want to give young people the skills to support one another, and the strategies to spot and speak out against harmful and misleading content online."
More than 1,500 organisations across the UK are getting involved in supporting the day, with schools and youth groups using the various Education Materials and Safer Internet Day films available to engage children, young people, parents and carers. Find out how you can get involved at www.saferinternetday.org.uk and following coverage on social media using the hashtag #SaferInternetDay. Read more local stories from Your Harrogate here.

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