Online and on the edge: real risks in a virtual world (6682)

We recommend, that within six months, forces consider and implement ways to improve communications with children by making better use of social media channels, so that children are better able to protect themselves online.

[on]30th June 2015 [status]awaiting-review[/status][/on][on]23rd September 2016 [status]being-progressed[/status][/on][on]23rd September 2016 [comment]

The force is identitifying the resources that are available with its engagement team.

[/comment][/on][on]29th January 2018 [comment]

The force has processes in place to address this recommendation to communicate with children to allow them to better protect themselves. The force has a 'safer online' web page which offers guidance and links to other resources. It continues to explore other ways to communicate and makes use of children and young people officers who work with schools and youth offending teams.

[/comment][/on][on]18th May 2018 [status]complete[/status][/on][on]18th May 2018 [comment]

I am satisfied that the terms of this recmmendation have been properly addressed. This recommendation is complete and can therefore be filed accordingly.