Somerset youngsters reminded about web safety on Safer Internet Day
Somerset youngsters are being given advice on web safety as part of Safer Internet Day.
Avon and Somerset Police are reminding people to be careful and keep track of what children are looking at on the internet.
The theme of this year's Safer Internet Day is rights and responsibilities.
Inspector Matthew Iddon said: "Today is safer Internet Day. Across the whole of Europe people are being asked to think about their rights as an internet user as well as their responsibilities.
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"In Avon and Somerset we've been working with UK Safer Internet, local councils and local schools to educate people about these issues and help keep young people safe whilst enjoying the internet.
"It's also very important that young people remember that not everyone is who they say they are on the web.
"Also they should be very careful about the kinds of information and images they given out even to people they do not."
National children's charity, the NSPCC has called on schools to teach children about online dangers.
The charity has warned that a new generation of social apps has increased dangers, some young people are being targeted and blackmailed into sending indecent images and cyber bullying is on the rise.
Claire Lilley, safer technology lead at the NSPCC said: "Young people tell us they are experiencing all sorts of new forms of abuse on a scale never before seen.
"It's now clear that we are facing an e-safety timebomb with this being one of the biggest child protection issues of our time.
"Parents, schools, technology companies, and young people themselves can all play their part."