It's Safer Internet Day

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Tuesday, February 5th is Safer Internet Day and New Jersey State Police are using the day to remind parents about online dangers to children.

The aim of Safer Internet Day is to raise awareness about the dangers posed to children by online predators.

State Police say over the last three years, New Jersey has experienced a dramatic increase in child-exploitation related incidents with investigations increasing from 855 to 1,700.

They are reminding parents to teach their children about the hidden dangers online and let them know that the people they meet on the internet may not always be who they seem.

Be sure your child knows to never share their personal information and always monitor your child's online activity.

For more information and resources, parents can visit missingkids.com.

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