Police officers and the police and crime commissioner in Derbyshire support NSPCC campaign

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The police and crime commissioner in Derbyshire has issued a message of support for a new campaign helping parents to keep their children safe online.

The ShareAware initiative is being launched by the NSPCC and encourages parents to understand the risks of the internet and to increase awareness among their children about online safety.

The educational campaign targets children aged between eight and 12.

Alan Charles, Derbyshire police and crime commissioner has prioritised child sex exploitation in his police and crime Plan, focusing on a number of emerging issues placing young people at risk including the internet, social media and cyberbullying.

He said: “This scheme will provide parents with this knowledge and help them to make informed choices about what their children should and shouldn’t access and how to discuss it openly with them.”

Derbyshire Police have also backed the campaign.