First published in East Anglian Daily Times on July 31, 2017.
CYBER bullying, online grooming and sexting are just some of the digital safety risks facing young people in Suffolk – and they must be tackled head-on.
Today, supported with £100,000 worth of funding from Suffolk’s police and crime commissioner Tim Passmore, the East Anglian Daily Times launches its Stay Safe Online campaign aiming to expose – and help prevent – digital threats experienced by under-25s in the county.
Together with Suffolk County Council, Suffolk Community Foundation, Suffolk Constabulary, the University of Suffolk and Mr Passmore himself, we are driving forward Stay Safe Online with the help of children and young adults who have spoken out.
Mr Passmore, who is offering grants of around £10,000 to charities and community groups through the Stay Safe Online fund, said reports of grooming and violence in the county’s digital community has shot up in recent years – and stressed that action to prevent such threats must be taken now.
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