Police warn of cyber dangers
Northumbria Police are reminding parents to be aware of the potential for indecent images to be circulated to children via social media and apps used by young people.
Their warning follows a recent incident when a 13-year-old girl using the Monkey app on her iPad was sent an indecent image by a man.
Now police are advising parents to keep a close eye on social network sites and apps that their children may be using and to give them advice on what to do if they come across any indecent or unwanted contact.
The best way for children to stay safe is to make them aware of the potential dangers and the perils of sharing personal information online.
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If you think you are a victim of cyber crime, call police on 101.