CHILDREN are being encouraged to make sure they stay safe when online.

Worcestershire County Council is once again supporting the international campaign to protect young people when using computers.

Safer Internet Day 2013 is taking place on February 5 and the campaign is being headed by the UK Safer Internet Centre, which will be promoting the message across the country.

In Worcestershire, the council is supporting this by encouraging young people and their carers to access information and support via the Worcestershire e-safety website WES (Worcestershire e-safety) at

John Dickinson, Worcestershire County Council's children protection advisor, said: "We need to encourage carers, professionals and volunteers working with children and young people to take an active interest in internet use by young people in their care, helping them to understand that their use of the internet is a right which comes with responsibilities.”

For further information about activities for Safer Internet Day 2013 and resources available to support it, visit