Police back European Safer Internet Day

Officers at Northumbria say they are backing European Safer Internet Day, which aims to promote safer use of technology.

The day takes place on February 5 and aims to promote a safer way of using technology.

"The internet has become an invaluable resource for people of all ages.

"However, it is open to abuse because sometimes there is little accountability and regulation. Therefore, it is important that we are aware of the potential dangers so we can all use the internet safely and responsibly.

"Events such as Safer Internet Day provide education about the internet for parents and grandparents and, at the same time, help them to ensure their children use it safely."

– Detective Chief Inspector Mark Black, Northumbria Police

A website with hints and tips about using new technology safely has also been set up for the internet safety day.