ONLINE SAFETY DURING COVID-19

Notice from Northumbria Police PREVENT team within Special Branch.
 
As you may be aware our children and young people are sadly vulnerable to being drawn into concerning activity of various descriptions through their online activity. The forced closure of our schools due to Covid-19 will create opportunities for those people around the world who would seek to prey upon the vulnerable.
 
We can expect the use of the internet by children to vastly increase and remain at that level for an extended period. In an effort to highlight this risk please see below the simple message to carefully monitor your child’s online activity always, but even more so at this anxious period. Spread this message and protect as many of our young people as possible from the threat of terrorism, radicalisation and other forms of grooming.