The Bury Free Press is joining Suffolk’s police and university in backing today’s national Safer Internet Day.
Suffolk Police, the University Campus Suffolk (UCS), Safe cic, Suffolk Hate Crime and Fresh Start, New Beginnings have worked together to design a free, easy to use dedicated website, launched today, that offers advice and support about online safety.
The Bury Free Press’ parent company Anglia Newspapers has put a permanent link to the site www.ezsafe.co.uk on all its websites.
Dr Allison Boggis, UCS Senior Lecturer who has been leading the project, said: “This is a fantastic initiative and a really good example of Suffolk-based organisations working together to create a better internet.”
UCS was also involved in research which found professionals and parents felt ‘ill equipped to advise children and young people about their behaviours online’.
Alan Osborne, Suffolk Police’s community safety manager said: “Safer internet Day is about raising awareness and we would encourage parents to discuss with their children what they do on the internet and the risks that come with it.
“Children do not need to be discouraged from using social networking sites but we can help teach them about protecting their personal information and themselves.”