Web safety warning

Cumbria Police is warning children to stay safe online over the summer.

Full report: Web safety warning

Officers in Cumbria are warning parents to be alert to signs of internet bullying over the summer holidays and to learn more about what their children are doing online.

Online threats are the biggest risk, but the police are also concerned about an increase in teenagers texting pornographic images.

The warning came as the Prime Minister said Britain had to do more to protect childhood innocence.

Dan Ashby reports:

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Police warn of 'potential surge in internet bullying'

Cumbria Police is encouraging parents to engage with what their children are doing online. Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Cumbria Police is urging parents to be aware of a potential surge in internet bullying over the school holidays, as children spend more time on computers.

The force is encouraging parents to engage with what their children are doing online and give them as much help and guidance as possible.