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Staffordshire Police dogs star in new mobile app for iPad and Android

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: August 09, 2014

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A NEW mobile game starring Staffordshire police dogs has launched to help youngsters stay safe online.

The 'Kash Dash' app, which has been designed by the Office of Staffordshire's police and crime commissioner Matthew Ellis, features police dogs Emma and Jasper, and former police dog and force mascot Kash.

With game-play similar to the popular mobile game 'Flappy Birds', the aim of 'Kash Dash' is to help youngsters stay safe online via onscreen messaging about cyber-bullying, stranger danger and privacy settings.

Police and crime commissioner, Matthew Ellis, said: "We must find ways to better connect youngsters with information on how to stay safe online.

"Rather than asking them to find their way to us this game takes vital safety messages to them using technology which is familiar.

"We need to be smarter in how we engage with youngsters and this new game will do that whilst communicating messages to help them."

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