Will you ‘play your part' for a better internet? Date published: 9th February 2016 9.22am

Today, Tuesday 9 February 2016, marks Safer Internet Day. Police & Crime Commissioner John Dwyer and Chief Constable Simon Byrne are leading the way for the Constabulary promoting internet safety.

Police & Crime Commissioner John Dwyer said, “Nowadays the internet is with us wherever we go, through smartphones, tablets; all things we have with us every day and often couldn’t live or work without. It’s vital that we all work together to make the internet safe, by taking the right precautions when on-line and reporting any content that we come across which is potentially harmful or dangerous. I encourage everyone to play their part for a better internet, not just today, but every day.”

Chief Constable Simon Byrne said, “Whilst we hear a lot about cybercrime, the simple truth is that eight out of ten cybercrimes are preventable if people follow simple steps. This will be at the heart of this campaign.”

The Commissioner and Chief Constable have taken to social media to #shareaheart as part of the national campaign.

There are a number of measures you can take to keep yourself safe whilst you’re online. These precautions can include:

  • Not divulging and sharing your personal details/information.
  • Not opening emails from people you don’t know
  • Not accepting people/follow people you don’t know on social media.

More information about staying safe online.