08 Feb Volunteer Police Cadet from Thurrock tackle online safety
Cadets in Thurrock are set to learn about online safety as part of an ‘eSafety’ session to test their online knowledge and increase their confidence.
As part of our Volunteer Police Cadet program, cadets learn about various aspects of the safety, the law and policing practice, with a particular focus on subjects relevant to teenagers. Over the next few months, our cadets in Thurrock will be learning about how to stay safe online and what to do if problems arise.
Sgt Lee Stannard, leader of the VPC Thurrock unit, said: “We know how important it is that young people are safe while using the internet, and that parents are confident their children are protected from accessing harmful content.
“Many of our cadets use tablets, smart phones and computers with the capability to go online. By talking to the cadets about online safety, we hope that it will help encourage them to think about the best ways to use new technology without putting themselves at risk.”
The Volunteer Police Cadets (VPC) is a uniformed voluntary youth organisation, supported by the Police, and open to young people aged 13-18 from across the UK’s diverse communities, irrespective of their background or financial circumstances, and including those vulnerable to crime or social exclusion.
With three new Units scheduled to open this April in Tendring, Castle Point/Rochford and Epping Forest, this could be your chance to get involved, For more information visit: https://www.essex.police.uk/join-the-police-en/volunteers/cadets/