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Web campaign wins national award
Wiltshire Police's Who's Web Wise? campaign on internet chat room safety has won a national award.

The campaign was awarded overall first place in the annual national Awards for Excellence organised by the Association of Police Public Relations Officers.

It centred on a six-point plan to ensure safety in internet chat rooms and was pitched at young people.

The second phase of the campaign was rolled out this summer concentrating on providing lesson packs to schools.

Chief Constable Martin Richards said: "I am delighted that the force and its partners have been recognised in this national competition for something as important as web safety for young people.

"These days, young people have greater access to the internet - at home, at school, in libraries and cyber cafes.

"It is important therefore for young people to appreciate the potential dangers of chat rooms."

The campaign was run with the support of West Wiltshire, North Wiltshire, Kennet and Salisbury District Councils, Swindon Borough Council, and Fujitsu Siemens Computers.

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