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  Children given web safety lessons
Updated 23 October 2003, 07.56

Every child in Britain is to be given lessons in how to be safe online.

Police have launched the campaign, which is aimed at 11-year-olds, as a high-tech part of their Don't Talk to Strangers campaign.

Officers will go into classes to tell kids about online dangers they should look out for, and what information they shouldn't give out to strangers.

The lessons are being launched in London first, and will soon spread to the rest of the country.

Kids will be given postcards and temporary tattoos which show fake details which they can give out online without getting into any danger.

The scheme comes after internet giant Microsoft closed all its chatrooms over fears that they weren't safe for kids.

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