Online Safety Survey – Help Us To Tackle Online Crime

For the attention of all Parents and Carers 
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The deadline to take part in a consultation being run by the Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commission has been extended to Friday 21 November.
The survey offers parents and carers the opportunity to help shape a new strategy to tackle online crime which affects children and young people across the county.
Social media has become part of our everyday lives but there are risks attached. These range from bullying and harassment through to child sexual exploitation.
We know that online crimes are underreported. This consultation will help the Police and Crime Commission understand the perceived risks and behaviours of young people and their parents so that a programme of education and prevention and can be implemented.
Police and Crime Commissioner, Adam Simmonds, said: “Social networking sites feature in virtually every single case our cyber-crime detectives investigate. 
“It is vital that we take positive action to tackle online exploitation, and this consultation is a crucial part of that. 
Surveys have been devised to capture young peoples’ experiences of being online and how they are affected by them, their perceptions of the risks they face and what they would do if they felt something they came across was inappropriate.
Parents and carers are also being asked to complete the survey, to enable the commission to find out how much they understand about the risks children face when they are online.
If this subject is relevant to you, please take a few moments of your time to help us by completing the survey and forwarding this request on to family and friends.
The survey is available online now – just click into the following link!/GetInvolved/23393
Closing date: Friday 21 November
A paper copy of the survey is also available. To request this, or if you have any other questions about this consultation, please contact Marie Rose