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Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you

News Posted: 5th February 2018

The Police Scotland Youth Volunteers (PSYV) group are working on internet safety topics and will advertise their work throughout the year.

 

Karen Fraser, vice chair of the Mobile Phone and Internet Safety Committee, a subcommittee of the Shetland CPC, said: “Partners locally are doing great work to make parents and young people aware of being safe online. It is particularly effective when the information comes from young people themselves. For example, in January and February, young volunteers from the OPEN Project are delivering their workshop to S1 pupils across Shetland. The workshop is about staying safe online and focuses on bullying and the effects it has on everyone – the victims, the bullies and the bystanders. It raises awareness about the risks associated with internet use and explores with participants issues that affect them.”

 

Chief Inspector Lindsay Tulloch, Chair of Shetland CPC said: “All the agencies in Shetland are aware of situations where children and young people are at risk in their use of social media, either through their own activities or because others groom them for sexual purposes.  We need to support parents, children and young people to use and enjoy the internet and social media safely. ”

 

Anyone who would like further information or training on safe use of the internet and social media please contact Dawn Smith at the Adult and Child Protection Team on 01595 744411 dawn.smith@shetland.gov.uk.

 

The latest CPC newsletter is available at: www.safershetland.com/assets/files/CPC%20Newsletter%20Feb%2018.pdf

If you are concerned about someone’s welfare, please tell someone who can help.

These are the phone numbers:

Duty Social Work (for Children)
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm:
01595 744421

Duty Social Work (for Adults)
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm:
01595 744400

Outside office hours:
01595 695611

Police: 101

Children’s Reporter:
0300 200 2200