Police recently held a safety talk with Welwyn Garden City Royal Air Force Cadets, discussing the safe use of mobile phones for RAF cadets.

PC Jack Andrews and PCSOs Anne Devine and Shannon Payne, officers from the Welwyn Hatfield Neighbourhood Policing Team spoke to the cadets on Thursday, March 14.

The officers stressed the importance of reporting inappropriate messages or images and offered guidance on how to stay safe online.



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They also highlighted the consequences of associating with criminally inclined individuals, and how this can severely impact future prospects such as university admission, getting a job or international travel.

PCSO Devine said: "With social media such a huge part of life now, we wanted to use our visit to highlight the steps that young people can take to stay safe online.

“Being a teenager is a tricky time of life and it is sometimes easy to be tempted by your friends into behaviour that could land you in trouble.

"The consequences can stay with you for a long time so we explained the importance of not getting caught up in such behaviour."

She added: "Everyone had a brilliant time and hopefully the advice we gave to the cadets will keep them safe and ensure their futures remain positive.”