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Kids Play Safe Campaign

The countdown has begun to this year’s summer holidays and Humberside Police are here to help kids of all ages get the most out of the summer break – and stay safe.

A six week drive will be launched on Friday, July 24, when Sgt James Main. Officers will be working with communities across the region to help address any issues or concerns arising from anti social behaviour (ASB) during the summer break.

However, while there may be a perception that ASB increases over the summer holiday period, in the Humberside force area this isn’t the case. Of the 18,839 incidents of ASB reported to Humberside Police between June 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015, just 14 per cent (2,693) happened during the summer holidays.

And of these, just 30 per cent (811) were committed by young people.

To help young people make the most of the longer evenings and better weather associated with the summer break, the force has teamed up with all four local councils and other partner agencies to help point parents and carers in the direction of age appropriate fun, details of which can be found at www.humbersidepolice.uk.

Visitors to the force website can also find help, advice and fun activities on a wide variety of topics, from staying safe online and avoiding dangerous situations whilst out and about, to resisting peer pressure around substance abuse or falling victim to sexual exploitation – with a different topic covered each week of the summer break.