Thousands of Staffordshire mums and children visit police web site to find out how to beat cyber bullying

Police and Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire Matthew Ellis has today revealed that thousands of Staffordshire mums and children have visited the police web site to find out how to beat cyber bullying.

Matthew Ellis said:

“Our recent on line survey showed that cyber bullying is a big problem for children across Staffordshire so we ran featured adverts on Facebook with links to advice on the police web site about how to beat the cyber bullies.

The response was huge – nearly 79,000 people read the adverts and over 18,000 women aged 18-44 with families then visited the police web site to view the “Are you aware of online bullying? Your child will be!” video which suggests that lots of mums are looking for advice about cyber bullying.

Young people also responded in big numbers with almost 11,000 13-18 year olds viewing the “Cyber bullying is not harmless fun” video, reflecting how many children are affected by cyber bullying.

If you are being bullied on line or through social media you can report cyber bullying to your provider who can stop the actions from continuing. We have launched Cyber Safe Staffordshire to help people and businesses across Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent avoid becoming victims. More information on cybercrime and how to avoid becoming a victim are available on http://www.staffordshire-pcc.gov.uk/cyber-safe-staffordshire/

and by following #CyberSafeStaffs”.