Police website for youngsters nominated for a Yo Award

January 2012 – The police’s website www.vraaghetdepolitie.nl (ask the police) for youngsters has been nominated for best (youth) website made by adults category of the Yo Award. The Award is presented annually by TVyo (an online TV channel  and magazine made by and for young people). If you would like to add your vote, you have until 5 February.

Source: www.vraaghetdepolitie.nl

101 questions & answers about staying safe

14 February 2011 – Are you between 12 and 16 and need answers about staying safe? Do you have questions about what to do about “loverboys”, drugs, violence, alcohol or vandalism but don’t know where to turn?

Then www.vraaghetdepolitie.nl  is the right address for you.

Perhaps you want to know what’s allowed and what isn’t? Or are you’re worried about a friend who seems infatuated with a “loverboy”.  And why is cycling without lights so dangerous then? It’s all on the website. View the flim clips, read the FAQs (and answers), send in your questions. One thing is certain: you’ll always get a quick and correct answer from the police who are there for you. Their aim is to be Waakzaam en Dienstbaar (Vigilant & Helpful): exactly what you’d expect from the police.

Take a look at a similar site in the UK: www.safe to get an idea how it works and then ask your Dutch friends for help you with the site here in the Netherlands.