Cyber bullying tips

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Youngsters at a Chesterfield primary school have been given a lesson on internet safety and the dangers of cyber bullying by their local police.

Pupils at Mary Swanwick Primary School were spoken to by officers from the Barrow Hill and Whittington Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team about staying safe online and how to tackle cyber bullies.

The sessions were delivered to youngsters aged between seven and 11 years-old and parents were also invited to attend to find out more about social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

Police Community Support Officer Sheila Rooksby said: “It is very important to provide children with information about the dangers that they can face when sharing their personal information and photos on social networking sites.

“We also spoke to them about posting comments online that other people might find hurtful. This may be classed as cyber bullying.”

Further information is available for parents on the Child Exploitation and Online Protection website www.ceop.police.uk or by contacting Derbyshire police using the non-emergency number 101 or by visiting www.derbyshire.police.uk for details.